Support our Dodgeball Tournament on April 7!
The Dublin City Schools dodgeball tournament has become a community tradition that successfully brings our entire District together for one night to raise funds for local worthy causes.
That tradition continues on April 7 with the 10th annual dodgeball tournament at 7 p.m., at Dublin Scioto. The event is planned and run by the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from each of our three high schools.
This year, my students thoughtfully deliberated over the course of several months to select the beneficiaries of the funds raised through the event. They did an excellent job and have selected The Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, Welcome Warehouse, and The Driven Foundation to receive the majority of the funds raised.
The Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation was started in April 2012 by Jenny Rozanski and Chris Weaver. Capt. Nick Rozanski (Jenny’s husband) grew up in Dublin and is a 1994 graduate of Dublin High School. He died of combat injuries on April 4, 2012 while serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. His foundation strives to leave a legacy of giving back to the community through scholarships to local students and veterans.
Welcome Warehouse serves people in the Dublin City School District who are struggling to meet basic needs because of job loss, underemployment, health crises, or other challenges. Families are referred to Welcome Warehouse by Dublin City Schools' guidance counselors, local clergy, or other local social service organizations.
The Driven Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2008 by former NFL and Ohio State University Football teammates Roy Hall and Antonio Smith. Driven’s infrastructure is built on three core principles; perseverance (never give up), resilience (get back up), and assistance (help others up). Through specialized events, outreach projects, and programs, the Driven foundation combats community and individual shortcomings, while simultaneously fulfilling its mission.
A portion of the funds will also benefit the Memorial Scholarship Funds of Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello, Scioto students who died tragically in November of 2009.
To date, the tournament has raised more than $110,000 for worthy causes.
Admission to the tournament is $5. Please consider joining us for this unique event that exemplifies the Dublin Difference and our community’s commitment to giving back.
The next morning, April 8, from 9 a.m.-noon our summer job fair for students will take place at 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 that hire student workers for the summer will be on hand to accept applications, answer questions, and in some cases, conduct on the spot interviews.
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 8 and start their searches for the perfect summer job.