For the past 4 years, EMC has sponsored a v0dgeball (Translated Dodgeball for people with a virtual affinity) tourney at the US VMworld Conference.
In those 4 years, v0dgeball participants, spectators, & contributors have raised over $30,000 in donations for the Wounded Warrior Project. Not too shabby, but we can do better. So here we are again with EMC’s 5th Annual v0dgeball Tourney.
A quick recap from last year:
- 11 Teams Played including
- Over 60 Spectators (looked like it was more than that)
- 1,143 #v0dgeball Tweets
- 8,041 Tweetvite Views (http://v0dgeball.com)
- 1st Place Winners – Arista
- 2nd Place Winners – Brocade
- Over $13,000 raised for the Wounded Warrior Project
A sample match can be seen here:
- Juniper Networks – v0dgeball 2012
- Jack Poller (@poller) – v0dgeball 2012
- Scott Hanson (@CiscoServerGeek) –
A great time for a great cause…
Lots of fun… And even some hijinks…
And it is all done for a great cause, the Wounded Warrior Project.
If you want to be part of this year’s festivities, here are the specifics:
GIDDY UP! It’s that time again for #v0dgeball at VMworld San Francisco 2013!
WHAT: The Fifth annual EMC’s #v0dgeball Charity Tournament sponsored by Chad Sakac. A rules-based dodge ball tournament (http://www.dodgeballusa.com/rules.html) with real live referees and emcees.
- 10 people on a team.
- DOUBLE-elimination tournament.
- 1 winner to rule them all.
- Smack talk both accepted and expected.
- Hashtag: #v0dgeball
WHERE: SOMA Rec Center – Corner of Folsom and 6th Streets
HOW: Donations and entry fees here: (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/v0dgeball4/). 100% of the proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project. 12 team limit. First come, first served.
Each team MUST DONATE $1000 to the Wounded Warriors to play.
WHY: To raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, and have a blast in the process! To let off a little steam and kick butt for bragging rights before the insanity of VMworld.
WAVIER TO PLAY: If you are PLAYING on a Team you MUST sign this wavier to participate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/afd6lwxr3auvnzx/v0dgeball13-waiver.doc
ADMISSION: $5 donation at the door is suggested and appreciated. 100% of the proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors Project.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Please promote this event thru your social media outlets. #v0dgeball!
Have a crazy idea for #v0dgeball? Don’t sit back and wait until it is too late! Let’s do this! Nothing’s too crazy, it is VMworld after all.
Go to http://v0dgeball.com/ for the latest info!