REED CITY — There are a lot of ways one could think of to raise money for a worthy cause.

Getting smacked with a decent sized rubber ball isn’t necessarily one of them — no matter how ‘soft’ the ball may be.

And yet ...

Folks throughout the Reed City area are eagerly signing up for a chance to be named the best dodgeball player, or team, in the district — and all in support of the Reed City Area Public School district bands program.

The event promises to be a lot of fun - and all for a good cause.

Almost anyone can take part, with teams being formed from the “Bambino League”, (kindergarten through second grade), to the “Geezer League”, (65 years of age and up.)

It’s a fundraiser that will demand no little degree of community participation and cooperation.

Each team needs to have six players and a couple alternates.

There was an early registration date that has already slipped by, but it’s not too late to get involved.

Registration for teams closes at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

The big tournament will be held that same day in the RCHS gymnasium.

There is, obviously, a fee to take part in the dodgeball tourney, It is, after all, a fundraiser.

All the “minor league” teams — 0 from eighth grade through kindergarten — pay $440 per team.

Older teams are being asked for a $65 per team donation.

And it all goes toward support of the bands program.

There’s still time to get involved.

Contact Shelly Dean at shellsd@hotmail.com or Kris Hulliberger at bandboosterkris@yahoo.com, or look for more info at Facebook Events.

It’s all in fun, and it’s all in support of an important program in the RCAPS district.

Don’t miss out on a chance to show your support.