SRSLY YOUTH PLAN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
Dexter, MI – The youth of SRSLY are planning their first fun, substance-free event in Dexter; a dodgeball tournament.
The 1st Annual SRSLY Dodgeball Tournament will be held at Mill Creek Middle School on Friday, January 24, 2014, from 6-9pm. The event is free and open to the public.
This idea came from youth at the SRSLY Youth-Only meeting in November 2013. They were asked to come up with ideas of fun things they wanted to do in the community and then voted on their top choices. A Dodgeball Tournament was a clear winner. “I’m so excited to help plan an event that the students really wanted. They’ve been key in the planning process, telling me about possible locations, where to advertise for the event, and even prizes for the winners” says SRSLY Program Coordinator Stephanie Jacques.
The tournament is open to anyone in grades 5-12 for participation and the event will be open to the public to observe. Participants will be broken into three different grade groups: 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Students can sign their teams up at www.srslydexter.org/events/dodgeball-tournament and find waiver release forms that their parents or guardians must sign to be allowed to play. All of the tournament rules are also listed on the website. Prizes will be awarded to the top team in each of the three grade categories. Adults who are interested in volunteering during the evening can contact Stephanie Jacques by phone (313) 574-8221 or by email Stephanie@srslydexter.org. For more information, go to www.srslydexter.org.
SRSLY is a community coalition dedicated to the prevention of destructive behavior in Dexter youth. SRSLY was formed in 2012 in response to local data showing that teens in Dexter are abusing alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. SRSLY promotes positive family and community involvement and school bonding, and works to limit youth access to alcohol and other drugs, and reduce parental approval of youth drug use. SRSLY receives support from Chelsea Community Hospital, the Coghlan Family Foundation, the Chelsea-area Wellness Foundation, and the Drug Free Communities support program. For more information, go to www.srslydexter.org.