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Boy Scouts of America in Michigan to host dodgeball tournament in downtown Detroit

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Posted at 11:10 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 23:39:54-04

The Fourth Annual Dodge for Detroit Dodgeball Tournament will take place on Aug. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Detroit's Cadillac Square, 800 Woodward Avenue. 

The tournament will benefit inner-city youth served by the Boy Scouts of America. 

According to a news release, there will be teams of six competing at Cadillac Square, which will be transformed into "dodgeball central". 

“The power of our Scoutreach program to reach youth who most need positive mentors and the freedom to learn and grow in an inclusive, nonjudgmental atmosphere is unmatched,” said Marianne Simancek, president of the Detroit-area Boy Scout Council which serves youth in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. “We are grateful to those in the communities we serve who have stepped up to be a part of this Dodgeball tournament.

The proceeds from the event will go directly to a Scouting program that supports over 4,000 southeastern Michigan youth from Detroit's urban core. The goal is to raise $50,000 to fund Scoutreach program, which provides an authentic Scouting experience to thousands of inner-city youth. 

Boy Scouts of America, Michigan Crossroads Council says the program will ensure that any youth who wants to be a Scout can regardless of their family's financial circumstances. 

To register for the competition, visit www.scoutingevent.com/272-dodgefordetroit.

The tournament is open to everyone 21 years old and older.