The Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee is sponsoring its 12th annual Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championships at 7 p.m. April 5 in Dublin Scioto High School.
Each year I look forward to this tremendous event. It is the one time when our entire district comes together in one location to raise money for great causes.
During the tournament's 11- year history, we have raised more than $145,000. That is an amazing testament to our community and to the work done each year by the members of the Superintendent's Advisory Committee.
The 24 members of my advisory committee, from all three of our high schools have chosen this year's causes that will receive 100 percent of the tournament proceeds.
Brain cancer research
A donation will be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute for brain cancer research on behalf of Dublin Coffman Teacher Beth Willer.
Blessings in a Backpack
The Blessings in a Backpack program takes place at some of our elementary schools and provides food on the weekends for students and their families in need.
This completely volunteer effort must be funded to purchase the food in order to ensure none of our students or their families go hungry.
This type of kindness and concern is indicative of the Dublin difference.
American Cancer Society
Cancer is a disease that touches almost everybody's life in some form or another.
The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
A portion of the funds will also benefit the Memorial Scholarship Funds of Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello, two Dublin Scioto students who were killed in an auto accident in November 2009.
The entrance fee is $25 per team, but 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.
Admission to the tournament is $5.
Also that same weekend, is another unique-to-Dublin event. The district's summer job fair for students will take place from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at Dublin Jerome High School.
This event provides our students with real-world experiences, such as interviewing and networking, while also providing them with a chance to obtain seasonal employment in our community.
The summer job fair is a great example of the district's partnership with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and with our business community. Once again, we have some great companies lined up.
Confirmed participating companies include:
LaRosa's Pizza, Sam's Club, Columbus Pool Management, Kumon, Safelite Auto Glass, Charles Penzone, Columbus Zoo, Zoombezi Bay, Sports Ohio, Sunny Street, Aqua Tots, Goldfish Swim School, Moo Moo Car Wash, SuperGames, A Grade Ahead, College Nannies & Sitters & Tutors, Firehouse Subs, Meadow Park Children Center, Chuck E Cheese, Kroger, City of Dublin Rec Center, The Alpha Group, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Steak & Shake, Bob Evans, Bruegger's Bagels, Cantina Hospitality and Graeter's.
The event is free and open to all students of working age. The minimum working age in Ohio is 14. Make plans to join us for these two great events the first weekend in April.
Dublin City School District Superintendent Todd Hoadley, Ph.D., submitted the From the Superintendent's Desk column.