Student Council to host Dodge For A Cause



The event will be held Saturday, April 17 starting at 3pm.

The Hays High Student Council will be hosting its annual Dodge for a Cause event in Gym A on Saturday, April 17. All proceeds will be going to two local families with children that have special medical needs.

This is the second year the event will be held due to school being shut down last year. The first year it was held, all the proceeds went to the Ellis High School principal Corey Burton because of his battle with leukemia.

This year, the proceeds will be split between Hays High librarian Erin Holder and Hays Middle School instructor Cade Scott to help with their children’s medical bills.

Holder’s daughter Kyrin was born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder (TMD), a form of leukemia specific to Down syndrome. Scott’s son William was born with a complex congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary atresia and MAPCAS (Major aortopulmonary collateral arteries).

To compete in the tournament, students can create a team of 10-12 people at a cost of $10 per person. If students wish to attend the event without playing on a dodgeball team, the entry fee is $5.

There will be plenty of alternative activities available for those who do not want to compete such as Just Dance, blacklight dodgeball and concessions.

For those who wish to compete in the tournament, the team registration form is due by Wednesday, April 7 to the school office.

The STUCO officers have put a lot of work into planning this event and would love to see a good turnout.

“This is a good opportunity for students to get involved,” STUCO president Alicia Feyerherm said. “We have not been able to host many activities this year and this one is for a good cause, so I hope to see as many students as possible attend.”