In trying to come up with creative ideas to raise money for the amazing charity, Operation Smile, Distinctive Inc decided to hold their first Dodgeball Tournament. “We wanted to make it fun for the office and allow our friends and family to participate as well. Dodgeball is what we came up with, and it achieved just that,” Eric Chapman, President of Distinctive Inc says.
The tournament featured 12 teams who competed against each other in brackets in their most creative attire, some coming dressed as The Smurfs, while others were decked out in the best 80’s gear. Teams competed in categories including “Best Uniform”, “Most Money Raised” along with “Best Team Spirit”.
In addition to heated physical play on the court, each player donated a minimum of $10 that goes directly to Operation Smile, a non-profit service organization that provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide. To date, Operation Smile has provided reconstructive surgery to more than 150,000 children and young adults in more than 50 countries.
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” won 1st Place in the tournament, while team “Revenge Of The 80’s” emerged
in second place. Best Uniform went to Shannon who dressed as Luigi from the popular video game, Super Mario Brothers. Achieving the Most Money Raised was a tie between Jamie and Maria, while Best Team Spirit went to Brandon.
Already raising more than $1,200 in December, Distinctive Inc managed to raise more than $1,000 at this event in a matter of just a few hours. Last month, Distinctive wanted to raise the bar to more than $2,000 and have now surpassed their goals and are extremely excited to be able to help fund a mission in Peru for Operation Smile.
“It’s amazing how much of an impact we can have in such a short amount of time.” Eric Chapman states, “We are looking forward to holding more events and helping out where we can for those less fortunate.”