Sacramento, Let’s Play Ball! Dodgeball, that is.

Rachel Huberman, a member of the Metro EDGE Communications Committee, wrote this Sacramento Press article about A Day on the EDGE! Read below to learn all you ever wanted to learn about our biggest fundraiser of the year!

 And for a good cause!

Metro EDGE, Sacramento’s premiere network of 40-and-under young professionals, is excited to announce the third annual “A Day on the EDGE” fundraiser.  This year’s event will feature a dodgeball tournament complete with great music, food, and drinks – all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.

A program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber, Metro EDGE identifies and supports a local nonprofit organization through volunteerism and philanthropic giving every year.  For 2012, Metro EDGE is supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, which works to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential while providing much needed support to over 2,000 young people in the Sacramento region annually. 

“We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of A Day on the EDGE, and to be partnering with such an exciting group. This partnership is a perfect fit for the Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Karolina Nazario, Development Manager of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.

Sean O’Brien, Chair of Metro EDGE, echoed Nazario’s enthusiasm: “Metro EDGE is extremely excited to partner with such a fantastic organization, and to be able to support an organization that provides kids with opportunities to develop the leadership and career skills they need to be successful in the business world could not be more fitting. Access to programs of this kind is what will enable these young people to become our region’s next generation of business and civic leaders.”

O’Brien and Metro EDGE expect this year’s A Day on the EDGE fundraiser to draw more than 300 tournament participants and spectators. Participating teams will compete for dodgeball victory as well as the prize for best team costume. The fun and games will begin at 10 am on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Boys & Girls Club, 5212 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento, 95824. There will be delicious food from Chipotle, drinks from Ruhstaller, and great music from DJ Danny Mijangos to top off what will already be a great event.

If you’re interested in forming or playing on a dodgeball team, click here to register or to obtain more information about the event.  No prior experience is necessary, but you must be 18+.  But ACT FAST, because the deadline for registration is June 1st.  The cost is $250 per dodgeball team or $25 for individual players. General admission tickets to enjoy the day’s festivities are only $5.

So Sacramentans, start organizing your teams today, and get ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge again to help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento!