ClassB.com attended the 1st Annual Tampa Corporate Dodge ball Tournament.
The tournament, accurately named Dodge, Duck, Dip, and Dive
, was held on Saturday, November 14 at the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex. Registration was $400, and all of the proceeds benefitted the Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life, Gulf Ridge Council
. As you might’ve guessed, ClassB dominated…in the team name department that is…
“Everyone was involved with trying to figure out the perfect ClassB.com team name. We needed a name that could fully describe our brutal playing style while at the same time showed our goofy sense of humor. A name that used dodge ball specific terminology so we would get to make different custom t-shirts
for our next sports event… ClassB softball anyone? We most definitely needed a name better than our plan B name – ClassB All Stars. (yawn). After much debate, and with the added pressure of increasingly tighter deadline looming over our heads, the winning name was decided: Duck and Cover!
Thanks to our Sales Manager Robert and one of our talented artists Cory, they came up with the name and the design after a collective brainstorm.
Amanda came up with the idea of "Duck, Duck, Ouch!"
Our lovely screen maker Amanda came up with the hilariously silly “Duck Duck OUCH!” for the back of the shirts. Even though it’s a reference to a completely different elementary school game, it somehow worked to make our shirts complete. They got printed and passed out – everyone loved them.” –Rachel K., ClassB
There were more than 16 teams competing, and more than 170 people in attendance. Competition was stiff, and we didn’t win. But, the entire event was fun, and we enjoyed supporting our local boy scouts.
One of the most adorable members of our cheering section!
I have to start by saying that I didn’t know quite what to expect when I heard that ClassB would be participating in a Dodge Ball Tournament. I mean, I haven’t watched or played dodgeball since the 6th grade. I soon realized that it was just as much fun as an adult as it had been when I was a kid. It was also just as competitive. When we arrived, it became very clear that these teams had come to play. I suddenly felt very nervous, and I wasn’t even going to be playing! These teams were serious, even though many were wearing colored tube socks and matching head bands. Even the referees had afros!
Meanwhile, on the court, the ClassB team put up a serious fight. Some of their moves were very impressive. It’s no wonder that a few of them said they were sore the next day despite the fact that many of them play other sports on the weekends. Even though we didn’t not win, we still left the game feeling proud that ClassB played with a lot of heart. We were also there to help support a great organization, and at the end of the day, that was all that mattered.
Team Duck and Cover!