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In memory of Max: dodgeball league raises $5,000

By on July 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The organizers of the Grand Slam Dodgeball League present the Paul family with a check for $5,000. Pictured, from left, are Quinten Albrecht, Justin Kohler, Jessica Paul, Monica Paul, Chuck Paul and Dallas Morrow. (submitted photo)

Earlier this summer, friends of a fallen Waterloo High School classmate created a dodgeball league to honor their friend and raise money for the Max Paul Memorial Scholarship.

In February, shortly after Paul died due to complications from muscular dystrophy, his friends held a dodgeball tournament. The tournament was planned before Paul died, but  its success provided the germ of an idea.

“When it came around summer time we thought people would like a dodgeball league, so we put one together and thought we should donate some of the proceeds to the scholarship,” WHS graduate Dallas Morrow said. 

The league’s games were played at Grand Slam Sports Academy in Columbia from June 12 to July 1. Morrow’s father, Tony, owns the business. 

The entry fee was $25 per player. As many as 16 teams of five to seven players participated. 

In addition to Morrow, fellow WHS graduates Justin Kohler and Quinten Albrecht helped organize the league.

Morrow said the group decided to create a league instead of a tournament both to raise more money and help participants feel like they were getting their money’s worth…>>>

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James Moss