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City of Goodyear, Arizona

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For Immediate Release: April 10, 2008


Last chance to register for the Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser for Officer Ricky Melrose

GOODYEAR, AZDon’t miss this last chance to register 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.

Trophies will go to the top three winning teams, and teams with the best, zaniest uniforms will take away prizes.

Several local high schools, businesses in the area, fire and police departments are ready to square off, and they’re eager for more competition.  

$80 team, 8-player roster. Ages 16 and older. Teams can have all men, all women or be co-ed. There will be no separate divisions for men and women.

Spectators are welcome!

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 11

Contact:        Oscar, 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