Dublin Villager

Schools' annual dodgeball event adds a beneficiary

Another cause has been added to the beneficiaries of the April 4 Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championships.

The Olivia Aicher Memorial Scholarship will benefit from the annual fundraiser which is slated for 7 p.m. April 4, at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road.

Aicher died last month in a traffic accident in Union County.

Her mother, Erin Canaday, is a district staff member.

"The students on my committee made the decision to honor Olivia and her family by including her scholarship fund in this year's tournament," Superintendent Todd Hoadley said in a news release from the district. "We hope our entire community will turn out to benefit all our worthy causes."

The Dublin Special Olympics program, Memorial Scholarship Funds of Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello and Riverside Elementary School student Emma Dickman will also benefit from the dodgeball tournament.

Dickman, is the daughter of district staff members Steve and Amanda Dickman, and is trying to walk after being diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy as an infant.

Since established in 2008, the Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championships have raised more than $64,000 for local causes.

The event collects a $25 entrance fee from each team, but the central office/board of education team challenges other adult staff teams to donate more.

Admission to the championship is $5 and all proceeds go to the beneficiaries.