Dodgeball league deadline Oct. 6

Time is running out if you haven’t already registered your team for the upcoming fall and winter dodgeball leagues. Deadline to sign up for the Rockford Park District’s adult leagues is Friday, Oct. 6.

Leagues are for players 18 and older who are out of high school. Teams or individuals can register. Fee for individuals is $30; fee for teams is $180. Teams registering for both the fall and winter season pay a discounted fee of $300.

Fall league runs Oct. 12-Nov. 16. Those games will be played Thursday nights. Winter games will be played Friday nights beginning Jan. 12, 2007, and continuing through Feb. 23, 2007. All games are held at Wedgbury Indoor Sports Center, Loves Park.

Dodgeball is the sport featured in the movie of the same name, starring Ben Stiller. It used to be a favorite in school yards across the country, until many schools banned students from playing the game for fear of injury. Now, as adults, without any fear of getting in trouble with the principal, we can once again take part in an old favorite.

To register as an individual or team, call the Park District Customer Service line at 987-8800.

Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at

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