The Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Tournament has become a community tradition that successfully brings our entire district together to raise funds for worthy causes.
That tradition will continue April 6 with the 11th annual Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championships at 7 p.m. at Dublin Scioto High School.
The event is planned and run by the Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee, consisting of student representatives from each of our three high schools.
Here is a little information about each of this year's beneficiaries:
Dublin Bridges is a new organization dedicated to rapidly filling needs posted online by members of our Dublin City School District community.
Dublin Bridges is a 501c3, charitable organization that provides a gateway for kindness within our community.
Advocates identify unmet needs of Dublin residents and generous members of the community fill those needs.
Community members can "Join the Bridge" today to start spreading kindness by visiting Dublin-Bridges.org.
3rd & Goal Foundation
Founded by Dublin City Schools alum and former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Brady Quinn, the 3rd & Goal Foundation was established to make a difference in the lives of military veterans.
Brady and his wife, Alicia, are committed to honoring our nation's heroes through their work with the 3rd & Goal Foundation.
3rd & Goal assists veterans facing homelessness and veterans requiring home improvements in order to make their lives more accessible.
Last September, the island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Several months later, Puerto Rican residents still are struggling with basic necessities as they rebuild their lives.
Our students committed to donating a portion of the tournament proceeds to an organization within Puerto Rico that continues to lead relief efforts.
A portion of the funds also will benefit the Memorial Scholarship funds of Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello, two Dublin Scioto students who died tragically in November 2009.
The students on my committee were extremely thoughtful as they discussed this year's possible beneficiaries, ultimately landing on these extremely worthy organizations.
Since the tournament's inception more than $128,000 has been raised by this event.
Although the entrance fee is $25 per team, the Central Office/Board of Education team will be donating more to this year's causes.
The Central Office/Board team challenges all adult staff teams to also donate beyond the $25 entrance fee to support these causes.
Admission to the tournament is $5 and 100 percent of all proceeds go to this year's beneficiaries.
The next morning, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, our Summer Job Fair for Students will take place at Dublin Jerome.
This award-winning program is a partnership with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and is something you will not find in many other school districts.
More than 30 local companies who hire students during the summer will be set up in the Dublin Jerome gymnasium to take applications and speak with students of working age (14 years old and up). Please check our website for a list of participating companies.
Thank you to our community business partners for their participation in this great opportunity for our students.
The event is free and does not require any registration.
Students may simply come to Jerome the morning of April 7 and start their searches for the perfect summer job.
Dublin City School District Superintendent Todd Hoadley, Ph. D., submitted the From the Superintendent's Desk column.