Class of 2026 holds first annual Dodgeball Tournament

Eighteen teams participated in the fundraiser event

By Lamar Amoakohene, STAFF WRITER
Team Toth took home the first annual Dodgeball Tournament trophy.

Sanford High School’s graduating class of 2026 hosted a Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser at 2:30 p.m. on March 16 in the competition gym, which was open to students, staff and the public.

Proceeds went to the class of 2026, as well as freshman Addy Fuller, who was recently hit by a car while walking her bike.

Eighteen teams of five to seven people participated in the event, including students, alumni, teachers, parents, and community members. 

Team Toth, with Matty Hebert, Zach Kassim, Dylan Gendron, Scotty Robitaille, Jack Gendron, Dom Veino, and Ryan Alexander, won first place in the tournament. 

The Pink Panda Bears, with Beckett Barlow, Ethan Mosher, Jake Doughty, Luke St. Onge, Carter Buswell, Gabe Roberge, and Jordan Bissonnette won second place. 

The Munchkins, with Alex Sevigny, TJ Curley, Logan Ricker, Tyler Sevigny, Connor Curcio, Ben Gill, and Danny Williams won third place.

In terms of fundraising, class co-advisor Brody Ford calls the tournament a “success.” Teams entered for $25 each, and spectators initially had to pay $2. 

However, following Fuller’s injury and shortly before the tournament, the Class of 2026’s announced via its Instagram account that “As a show of support, the freshmen class is going to be waiving the admission fee for the dodgeball tournament and instead will be accepting donations to help with medical expenses for Addy’s recovery.”

According to Ford, the tournament was able to raise more than $500 for the Class of 2026 and more than $650 for Fuller. 

The Class of 2026’s Instagram account also announced that another dodgeball tournament will be held again next year: “Don’t worry, this isn’t over. Start planning your teams next year.”

More photos from the event can be found below, courtesy of Emma Knight and the SHS Distaff.

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