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 or Kris Hulliberger at, 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.