October 11, 2021

VMworld 2011 v0dgeball – More than a game (to me)

vOdgeball?

What the heck is that?
At VMworld 2010, the tradition of a the VMworld vOdgeball (dodgeball) Championship continued.  This was a dodgeball tournament between an EMC vSpecialist Team and a primarily Cisco team (with some NetApp sprinkled in).

Unfortunately I left the conference before the games, so I missed them.

Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) took some footage of the event:

Fast Forward to 2011
This year I was asked to be a part of the EMC vSpecialist Team, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

To be honest, I’m sure I will be utterly embarrassed by my performance, but will have a blast contributing.

What is most important (More than a game)
To me, as a 20+ year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, I have made many friends in the military.  Of those friends, some of them have seen combat, some of them have been wounded, while some of them are no longer with us.

This year’s vOdgeball tournament will be accepting $5 donations.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  I have a great deal of respect for this group and everything that they do for my brothers/sisters in the Armed Forces.

What we can do
I will start by saying I will do my best not to look like a complete idiot, do the best for my team, fight to win, and donate $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

If you are attending VMworld 2011, and come to the vOdgeball Tournament, please donate.  More info can be found here on where/when (Sunday August 28, 2011)
https://www.seeuthere.com/rsvp/invitation/invitation.asp?id=/m2c4ec-1710YNCV5FLYX

If you aren’t attending VMworld 2011, or are attending but aren’t coming to the vOdgeball Tournament and would still like to donateclick here to donate.

My thanks
I thank VMware, EMC, Juniper, NetApp, VCE, Dell, HP, and the Virtually All Girls teams for participating.

5 thoughts on “VMworld 2011 v0dgeball – More than a game (to me)

  1. Let’s all show up to support our favorite teams! Make sure to sign up that you are coming so we know how large the stadium needs to be! (you don’t need to donate on the site, you can donate at the game)

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