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SHP hosts 1st ever Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament

Dodge Ball logoWant to throw a ball as hard as you can at someone? Of course, we all do. And now you can at the first ever Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament.

The Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament, a fund raiser for the UAB School of Health Professions Jr. Board Scholarship Fund, is scheduled for this Fall at the UAB Recreation Center located at 1501 University Blvd.

“If you’re going to become true dodgeballers, then you’ve got to learn the five d’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge,” said Patches O’Houlihan, legendary ADAA champ*.

The cost per team member is only $10 and that includes a commemorative, one-of-a-kind, soon to be a collector’s item Dodging for Degrees t-shirt. Each team must have at least six players but are allowed seven players if you want a substitute. And each team must have at least two female players.

Think you’ve got what it takes to survive? Then download a registration form and bring it on! Due to demand, get your applications in early.

Scared or have questions? Contact Melody Stewart at 205-996-5930 or

Btw - the Off the Hook food truck will be at the event and a portion of the proceeds from their sales will benefit the SHP Jr. Board Scholarship Fund.

*Patches O’Houlihan and the ADAA are fictional creations from the movie, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”