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UW Dodgeball Tournament Dec. 1 to Benefit Toys for Tots

November 30, 2018

Do you like dodgeball and helping those in need?

University of Wyoming College of Education students in the first-year seminar course “Power of Play” are sponsoring a charity dodgeball tournament Saturday, Dec. 1, at noon at Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center. Money raised during the tournament will benefit Toys for Tots.

The tournament will take place in the historic gym on the second floor of Half Acre. The tournament is open to the UW community. Teams of between six and eight people can register for $20. Individuals interested in participating can show up at the event to be grouped with others to form a team.

To register, visit the website at

Students in the course, a core component in the Teaching Young Children freshmen interest group, study the importance of play in humans. The tournament is based on what they have learned in class.

“Students are studying the importance of play in humans. The dodgeball tournament was their response to the need for college students to have greater access to play,” says the course’s instructor Tricia Johnson, a College of Education associate professor.

Her students wanted to provide an opportunity for members of the UW community to improve their social and emotional health before the stressful end of the semester, Johnson adds.

“Those in the class also wanted the greater community to benefit from the event, and paired with Toys for Tots, to provide high quality toys to young children in need.”

For more information, call Johnson at (307) 766-5389 or email

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