Prep Talk

Dodgeball Tournament Players Needed

Posted December 9th, 2011

Derrick Taylor and Dante Marroccelli, two St Augustine Prep Seniors are looking for participants for a charity Dodgeball Tournament.  The event will be held at St. Augustine Prep in the Rodio gym on December 17, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The tournament will consist of high school students, and teams will compete for a cash prize of $150- $250 (depending on the number of teams entered).  Each team will consist of 7 to 10 players; 7 players and 3 substitutes.  However, only 7 players are required to register a team.  The cost per player will only be $5.  In addition to the Dodgeball Tournament, a basket raffle will be held and a concession stand will be set up for refreshments.  They are also selling The Gabriel Project’s “Kids helping Kids” stars for $1 each.  When you purchase a star, you write your name on it and these stars will be displayed in the Forum on the day of the event.

This event is being held to help raise money for The Gabriel Project.  The Gabriel Project was founded by Mark J. Melamed in 1990.  This non-profit organization provides life-saving heart surgery for a child from an area where no such surgery is available.  The Gabriel Project also donates funds to local organizations such as the local soup kitchen, homeless shelters and children’s ward at the hospital.

Derrick and Dante both feel that The Gabriel Project is a very important charity and hope that you will help support this cause by coming out for this event.  Please contact Derrick at or Dante at to sign up for this event, to make a donation and/or purchase a “Kids helping Kids” star.  They also can accept any donations that you may wish to contribute to this project such as basket raffle items, gift cards, concession stand items or monetary donations.  Those wishing to donate by check should make checks payable to The Gabriel Project.

On behalf of Derrick and Dante, Mark and all of The Gabriel Project children, thank you in advance for your generosity and support.