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Dodgeball Fund Raiser

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Students at Erik Ramstad Middle School got a chance to throw balls at their teachers today and not get in trouble.

That's because a group of 8th graders organized a Charity Dodgeball Tournament for victims of the Colorado flooding.

The money from the event will go to Boulder Valley School district.

Each student on a team paid two dollars and adults paid 5...

Patty Hildenbrand's 4th period class came up with the idea and they ran with it.

The did everything from creating social media fliers, writing public service announcements and commercials to get the word out about the event.

Hildebrand believes the children's empathy for the flood victims went a long way to creating such a worthwhile cause.

(Patty Hildenbrand, 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher) "They all suffered from the flood in other ways too, they helped people, they stored peoples stuff and some of them were flooded themselves...and one day they just came up with the dodgeball tournament. Before all that I asked 'well how are you going to help these flood victims?' and they came up with ideas. Well they need money, they need clothes, they need food, and they came up with the idea that they need hope and encouragement, which we also received."

In all, 30 teams participated in the event.

Hildebrand said more teams wanted to participate but they had to cap the amount.

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