Autumnfest Steering Committee P.O Box 574 Woonsocket, RI 02895
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Callahan
Dodge, Duck, Dip and Dive
Woonsocket - Autumnfest Dodgeball Tournament, “Dodge, Duck, Dip & Dive”, that’s what it’s going to take to win this Co-Ed Sporting Event at this year’s Autumnfest. The tournament will take place on Saturday October 7th at World War II Veterans Memorial Park in Woonsocket, in the basketball courts off East School Street. For additional information and adult team registration forms go to the Autumnfest website at www.autumnfest.org.
Autumnfest Dodgeball Tournament is sponsored by Anchor Subaru/Nissan of North Smithfield and The Valley Breeze Newspaper. It is through the generosity of these two sponsors that Autumnfest is able to return with this enjoyable and exciting sporting event for both young and old.
Autumnfest Dodgeball event will have two divisions: The Elementary Division (grades 3 thru 5) and the Adult Division (18 and over). The Elementary Division will feature two category champions, as the Adult Division will feature one Championship Team. There is NO FEE for the Elementary Division. Parental consent is required to register and participate in this event.
The Elementary Division will hold its player’s registrations on the morning of the event between 8:30 AM and ending at 9:15 AM sharp! At which time, teams will be formed. The two elementary categories will be formed according to player’s sizes and ability. The double elimination competition will start at 9:30 AM. The two elementary category championship teams will receive championship t-shirts and the opportunity to be in the Autumnfest Parade.
The Adult Division will have a 16 team limit, comprised of 10 players each with no substitutes. Teams will be divided into four groups of which the best of four games within their respective groups will advance to the double elimination of the final four.
The Adult Division will award championship t-shirts and cash for the top 3 finishers. The champions will receive $500, runner-up $250, and third place $100 respectively. All Dodgeball Division Champions have the privileged of being in the Autumnfest Parade.
To register simply download your preregistration form at www.autumnfest.org under sports. Team Captains are required to call 401 527-8959 to confirm availability. There is NO registration fee for the Elementary Division.
Safety and sportsmanship will be strictly enforced, as all games will be have referees. The tournament is also looking for referees. If you are interested, please notify the Sporting Events Chairwoman. For the tournament’s rules and regulations refer to the Dodgeball rules and regulations under sports on the Autumnfest.org website.
Autumnfest is a Family-Friendly Celebration now entering its 39th year. Autumnfest is held Every Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 7, 8 & 9) at World War II Veterans Memorial Park off Social Street in Woonsocket, RI. Please visit our website at www.autumnfest.org.