Dodge ball tournament at Bristol School April 16 to benefit children needing Mayo Clinic heart surgery

dodge-ball-istock-photo-webAn eighth grade class at Bristol School is hosting a dodge ball tournament Saturday as a service learning project for Children’s Heart Project, an organization that helps children around the globe in need of heart surgery receive it through Mayo Clinic.

Seth Bayles, who has autoimmune disease, is a student in the eighth grade class and his classmates decided their service project would honor Seth.

The tournament will take place at Bristol School on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Is it open to kids in 5th through 12th grade, but they must pre-register their teams. The cost is $5 per participant (minimum – although participants are welcome to donate more) and a guarantee of two games. There will be a championship and consolation bracket for the tournament. Competition levels will be broken down by grade: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12. Sign-up for the tournament is open to all area schools. Sign up information is here or contact Wagner at:

The day of the tournament, spectators will be asked to donate for their entrance and there will be face painting, bake sale, and bracelets on sale.

To this point, Amy Wagner’s class has raised over $1,200 through parent donations, a wear red day, a bake sale and bookmarks that we are selling at the Bristol 45 Diner and the Bristol Antique Mall. The cost to get one child to Mayo Clinic is $2,200. Wagner hopes to meet and possibly exceed this goal.


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