Dodgeball teams raise Make-A-Wish dollars

by nathan oster

Thirteen teams entered the dodgeball arena, but only one survived.

The C Team outlasted the Groganslayers in Monday night’s championship match, and as spectators filed out of the GMS Gym, team members Dawson Forcella, Fabian Davila, Calder Forcella, Brendon Laird, Bryce Wright and Ryan Sylvester celebrated the moment, hoisting the trophy into the air for all to see.

It was a fitting ending to an entertaining night of dodgeball.

Members of the Groganslayers team, which finished second, included Stephen Kerr, Matt Grovenstein, Luke Zeller, Rob Nuttall, Dylan Thornberry and Wyatt Good.

As is always the case, however, the night’s big winner was the Make-A-Wish organization.

The GHS Student Council is raising money for Jordan, a 17-year-old Worland boy. Jordan has a brain tumor, and his wish is to meet Brad Pitt, his favorite actor as well as a well-known philanthropist and humanitarian.

GHS secretary Tina Spragg said that between admission and entry fees, the event generated $573 — slightly less than last year, but still a good fundraiser.

The Student Council is using multiple events to raise money, including a Zumbathon held Thursday night at Buff Gym, Penny Wars at the elementary school, and a number of other smaller, school-oriented events.