Corinth Holders High School held a benefit dodgeball tournament May 19.
The school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes staged the tournament to raise money for a well-building project in Haiti.
“Events like these are great and really reflect on the type of students we have here at Corinth Holders,” said FCA adviser Rich Nixon. “While this is the highlight of the year, it’s typical of what goes on all year. Our kids are constantly getting involved, and it’s really nice to see teenagers doing this type of thing.”
Twelve teams of five competed in the event, which raised more than $200 for the well-building project.
“The well-building project is a big need in Haiti,” said Andre Hichue, a junior who is vice president the FCA. “Freshwater is a really big issue there, and you can’t do anything if you don’t have water.”
The tournament was a double-elimination event. Students formed their own teams, created costumes and came up with their own team names. Among them were The Superhero Squad, The Daffy Ducks, Purple Haze and Ms. Brewer’s Girls.
‘’This was a great opportunity for students to support a good cause while spending time with our friends,” said senior Morgan Sanford, a member of Ms. Brewer’s Girls.
Crowd favorite Superhero Squad won the tournament.
“I knew my team was supporting me,” said senior Austin Himmel, a member of the winning team. “I heard them behind me, and I knew that we had the ability to win.”
See action from the tournament at https://vimeopro.com/johnstoncountyschools/jcs-news/video/167422798.