Competition won't be the only important element to the Dublin City School District's annual Dodgeball Championship planned for March 27.

Competition won't be the only important element to the Dublin City School District's annual Dodgeball Championship planned for March 27.

The community event will raise money for the Dublin Special Olympics, Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices and the Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello Memorial Scholarship funds.

The event has raised more than $80,000 for local charitable groups since it began in 2008.

"My student committee does a great job planning the tournament," Superintendent Todd Hoadley said in a release from the district. "We hope everyone will come out and cheer on their team to raise money for these great causes."

The Dublin Special Olympics offers athletes with developmental disabilities a chance for sports year round.

PERC works to educate both parents and students to make responsible choices.

The Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello Memorial Scholarship funds were created in memory of the Scioto High School students who died in November 2009.

Competition will be a big part of the event which begins at 7 p.m. at Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road.

Doug Baker, district public information officer, recently told board of education members that the championship has several teams competing for the title, including a team from the Dublin Police Department.

Teams can come from different Dublin schools and competition will be divided into five categories: elementary, middle school, high school girls, high school boys and adults.

The winning teams will keep the Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championship trophy for a year.

Admission to the competition is $5.