Dodgeball Tournament to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

By: Lauren Garber Email
By: Lauren Garber Email

Reno, Nev. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a couple of local groups are sponsoring a pretty unique fundraiser for breast cancer research.

The Breast in the West Dodgeball Tournament is being sponsored by the Reno Bighorns and the South Reno Athletic Club.

It will be held on November 5th, and all of the money raised will go to the Nevada Rack Pack. The Rack Pack is a group of women who will be walking 60 miles over the course of 3 days as a part of the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for a Cure.

If you want to participate, you need to create a team with at least six players. You must have at least three girls and three guys.

You can have up to eight people on your team.

It costs $200 to play if you sign up by October 16th, after that, it's $250. That money goes to the Rack Pack, and then to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"We really just want to get the community involved. These women are great, they're a great group of girls that are doing this just because they care," said Allison Beck, an Account Executive for the Reno Bighorns.

"It just affects so many people, and it would be so much better for everybody, all of the communities, all of the families, if we could live in a world without breast cancer, or any type of cancer for that matter," said Jenelle Stathes, a walker for the Nevada Rack Pack.

Stathes says she hopes the dodgeball tournament will raise more than sixteen thousand dollars for her team.

To sign up, visit BreastDodgeball.com.


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