Student Council organizes dodgeball tournament for Ellis principal diagnosed with Leukemia

Corey Burton was diagnosed with Leukemia. To help his family, StuCo has organized a dodgeball tournament open to students for $10 a piece. All of the proceeds will go to the Burton family.

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Corey Burton was diagnosed with Leukemia. To help his family, StuCo has organized a dodgeball tournament open to students for $10 a piece. All of the proceeds will go to the Burton family.

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This past summer, the Ellis principal Corey Burton was diagnosed with Leukemia. On Dec. 15, Student Council (StuCo) will be hosting a dodgeball tournament with all of the money going to Burton and his family.

“The dodgeball tournament won’t just have dodgeball,” senior Peyton Thorell said. “It’s a community event. In the lunch room we’re going to have two inflatables. One is an obstacle course, and the other is where you can get into a hamster ball and race your friends. In the multi-purpose room, we will have either karaoke or Rock Band, and then in the wrestling room we will have black-light dodgeball.”

StuCo executive officers began working on this project earlier in the year when they thought of the idea, but they didn’t have a reason.

“Once we heard about Ellis’s principal, we thought that would be a reason to do it,” Thorell said. “We’re getting the surrounding schools involved too.”

The schools included are Ellis High School, TMP and Victoria High School. For those who are looking to participate, forms can be picked up in the office to register.

It is $10 a person, and the teams will consist of six girls and six guys. There can be students from different high schools on a team.

“The money goes to a great cause,” Thorell said. “No matter what, even if you lose both your games, you still have a fun night at the high school with inflatables, Rock Band and more dodgeball.”

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