Dodge Ball Brings the A-Game to Laird Hall

Photo by Jenna Kauffman

Photo by Jenna Kauffman

On Tues, Nov. 16 at 9:15 p.m., the Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted their annual dodgeball tournament. For the past six or seven years, this has been a regular occurrence that has brought both competitive and non-competitive students together.

“It’s a fun night to de-stress from classes,” CAB President, Martha Hinish ‘16, states. “We keep it going because it generates a lot of people and interest.”

Many different teams participated. Some students, such as Zach Gasper ‘17 participated last year and decided to join again, whereas for others, such as Matt Bahn ‘19, it was a first time experience.

“It sounded like fun,” Bahn stated when asked why he chose to participate. He noted how it was louder than he expected, with all of the cheering and competitiveness being displayed. Bahn plans to participate next year if CAB chooses to do it again.

“You’ve gotta have balls to play this game,” CAB member, Lauren Hampton ‘17, joked. Hampton helped CAB set up and refereed the game for a bit. She noted that she would probably never play on a team herself due to how chaotic it gets.

Lexy Enders ‘19 went to the event to support her friends. She noted, “It’s not my kind of thing, but it’s still entertaining to watch.”

In the end, the final two teams were “Squad” and “Balls ‘N Dolls.” “Squad” ended up taking the win after an intense 20-30 minute showdown. Members of the first place team each received Sheetz gift cards while members on the second place team received gift cards for Five Below. All in all, the event lasted until around 11 p.m.

Here’s to CAB for keeping this an annual, fun event.

If you have any questions about upcoming events, email Nikki Zuleger, CAB Director of Creative Events, at


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