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City of Goodyear, Arizona

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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2008


Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser for Officer Ricky Melrose

GOODYEAR, AZGather your friends and team up for the Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser for Goodyear Police Officer Ricky Melrose, who was injured in the line of duty. He and his K-9 partner, Zip, were shot and injured last month. Zip has fully recovered but Officer Melrose is still recuperating. All proceeds will go to the Ricky Melrose Family Fund.

Participation in the Dodgeball Torunament is limited to the first 40 teams to sign up. The top three winning teams will each recieve trophies. Prizes will be awarded for the best team uniforms, and participants are sure to be creative and zannie.


Teams are comprised of eight players, age 16 and older. Teams will not have separate divisions based on gender, and can be made up of men, women, or be co-ed. 

Local high schools, fire and police departments are already signed up, so don’t delay. Many local businesses and companies are forming teams and the top 40 slots are sure to fill quickly. Come, join the fun, and support a great cause.

$80 team, 8-player roster. ages 16 and older. Each game is best of 5 wins with double elimination. Teams may consist of all men, all women or co-ed. However, no separate divisions for men and women. First, second and third place will receive a trophy.

What:           Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser for Officer Ricky Melrose

When:           9 a.m., Saturday, April 19

Where:         Agua Fria High School Gym, 750 E. Riley Dr., Avondale

Register by:   Friday, April 8

Contact:        Oscar Navarro, 623-845-2479 for info and registration applications

This event is Sponsored by the City of Goodyear, and hosted by our Goodyear Firefighters IAFF Local 4005.

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749