The competition was fierce at SchoolPower's first Dodgeball Tournament, held Oct. 14 at Laguna Beach High School, where three divisions made up of 42 teams from the community battled it out for their division title.
City personnel, business leaders, teachers and parents and siblings were all in attendance to cheer on the fourth and fifth grade, sixth through eighth grades, and high school and adult competitions.
No one could defeat the ball handling skills of the Laguna Beach Lifeguards in the high school and adult division, who took home the championship prize of $500 (to be designated to the school program of their choice) along with a much-coveted golden skull trophy, made by Bill Jarrard.
Team captain Kai Bond said his team chose to put their winnings toward the Special Ed programs, which will be matched by the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Assn. with an additional $500 for a one-time scholarship to water sport athletes.