Grace College Hits the Mark in Annual United Way Dodgeball Tournament
On August 7 Grace College and 14 other community organizations threw in their support for the Kosciusko County United Way in a friendly but fierce corporate dodgeball tournament. As first-time participants, Grace beat out the defending champions, Symmetry, and secured a third-place standing in the final rankings, coming in behind Biomet.
Grace faced up against Symmetry in the first round of the tournament, defeating them with a winning hit from Deea Breeden, Grace’s student employment coordinator.
“Team Grace College did an amazing job our rookie year playing dodgeball in the United Way Corporate Dodgeball challenge,” Breeden said. “The team took out the 2011 Championship Winners in round one of play and I am pretty sure we all felt like we won an Olympic Gold Medal.”
The Lancer team took on the Bowen Center in the second round of play, defeating them before facing up against Biomet, who went on to become the newest United Way Annual Dodgeball Champions.
Randy Polston, who coached this year’s team, said Grace staff are already looking forward to next year, where hopefully Grace can move up to the top.
“This was the inaugural year for the Lancers so we didn’t know what to expect. We all dodged, ducked, dipped, and dove our way to a 3rd place finish out of 15 teams. We had a great time throughout the evening having fun and giving back to our community and we’re already looking forward to the event next year,” he said.
On August 15 Grace partnered once again with the Kosciusko County United Way to participate in the annual Day of Caring, providing practical assistance to hundreds of elderly, disabled, and low-income families in Kosciusko County.
Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree programs in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review have regularly named Grace as one of America’s Best Colleges and a “Best Midwestern College” respectively. The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.