Pottsgrove MS Dodgeball Tourney Collects Over $3,000
WORKIN’ THE DODGE, TAKIN’ THE HIT, FOR GOOD CAUSES – More than 140 students and faculty members at Pottsgrove Middle School formed into 25 teams Friday night (March 8, 2013) and did their best to batter each other in a fund-raising dodgeball tournament watched by 300 spectators in the school gym at 151 N. Hanover St., Pottstown. Teacher Marilyn Eaton, above at right, laid out the rules for the combatants at the start of the event, which collected more than $3,000 to benefit the school Parent-Teacher Organization and the American Heart Association. “The energy in this place was unbelievable,” Eaton said. The annual event gives students a chance to fire upon, and receive return fire from, a skilled and aggressive faculty team, below, aptly labeled as the “Staff Infection.” Winners of the tournament were an eighth-grade team, bottom, called “White Lightning.” PTO Co-President Marisa Neeson called the tournament “a great example of community collaboration. It’s so amazing to see the huge support from parents, faculty, students, and the community.” Her colleague, Co-President Dena Kraichely, noted the event was planned and organized by about 20 parent and teacher volunteers.