March 17, 2009
Dodge a ball. Save a country. You can have fun and help raise money to sponsor outreach for Darfur.
Dodge for Darfur, a dodgeball tournament, will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the South College Gym from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration is $20 per team with 10 people maximum per team. We will accept the first 32 teams with payment into competition brackets. All proceeds go directly to UNICEF.
Register by March 31 at the LSC Information Desk (located on the main level across from Sweet Sinsations). We will contact you to collect payments and confirm your spot by April 2. Complete packets are available for pickup at the LSC Information Desk.
Since early 2003, Sudanese government soldiers and their proxy militia, known as Janjaweed, have fought rebel groups in the western region of Darfur. In a genocide campaign that lasted from 2003 to 2005, at least 200,000 civilians died from violence, disease, and starvation. Since 2003, thousands of women have been raped and more than 2.5 million have been driven from their homes, their villages burned and property stolen.
Although large-scale government attacks against civilians have declined since 2005, millions remains at risk as the fighting continues. Most of the displaced have not returned home for fear that their villages will be attacked again.
Darfur summary adapted from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Contact: Key Plus Leadership Community
Phone: (970) 491-3658