On Saturday, May 13th Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, hosted the Dodgeball for Dyslexia III Tournament at Spooky Nook Sports complex in Manheim, PA. This event to benefit the Scottish Rite Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Pennsylvania DeMolay’s State Charity since 2000, was planned by Elizabethtown’ Past Master Councilor Evan Crawford, who has been organizing and promoting the event since its inception in 2015.
This was the most successful year for the tournament ever, with 13 teams supporting the event. This included five DeMolay Chapters from Pennsylvania, four DeMolay Chapters from Virginia, an “Old Guys” team made up of Senior DeMolays and Masons, the Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomsburg, Ubar Grotto and Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682.
A total of $3,154.00 was raised and will be donated to five Children’s Dyslexia Centers in Pennsylvania, based upon funds raised by the DeMolay Chapters meeting in the area of the centers in Bloomsburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction, AASR, Rite Care Children’s Language Program on behalf of the DeMolay Chapters in Virginia.
Three teams were recognized for winning various aspects of the competition: the Treichler Lodge Dice Gallery was the winner of the Golden Dodgeball for placing first in the tournament; the Valley of Bloomsburg AASR won the Silver Dodgeball for raising the most money for the charity, and the Burnt Toast Team from Virginia won the Bronze Dodgeball for showing the most spirit throughout the four -hour tournament.