News release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority:
First place dodgeball team awards $1,500 in proceeds to second place team: Community Harvest Food Bank
(July 15, 2013) – The first place team in the Allegiant “Dodge High Fares” Dodgeball Tournament awarded all proceeds from the event to their competitor in the championship game. Teams “The Really Really Big Show” and “Community Harvest Hunger Hitters” battled it out in an intense final game. In the end, “The Really Really Big Show” won three out of five matches and took home the first place title. The team chose to donate all event proceeds to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.
According to Jane Avery, Executive Director for Community Harvest Food Bank, “Our team was thrilled to make it to the finals and place second in the tournament. We thank the winners “The Really, Really Big Show” for their generosity in awarding the $1,500 in prize money to Community Harvest. Their generosity will help support nearly 6,000 meals in Northeast Indiana.”
The Allegiant “Dodge High Fares” Dodgeball Tournament was held on Sunday, July 14 as part of the Three Rivers Festival. The event drew 23 teams of six to 10 players and countless spectators. The winning team received FWA prize packs, TinCaps tickets, and got to select one local charity to receive all proceeds.
“We were really pleased with the number of teams who came out to support local charities and have some fun on the dodgeball court,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “This event was a great success thanks to the help of Allegiant and the National Dodgeball League. They were both great partners, and we thank Allegiant for helping Fort Wayne travelers to ‘dodge high fares’ on their vacation travel.”
Allegiant’s nationwide “Dodge High Fares” campaign continues through mid-August, with supplementary dodgeball tournaments taking place in the cities they service. The travel company will also be giving away one free roundtrip ticket each week to those who visit www.dodgehighfares.com and tell Allegiant what they want to dodge while on vacation.
Allegiant provides affordable airfares and vacation packages to four sunny destinations from Fort Wayne International Airport: Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, and Myrtle Beach. Visit www.allegiant.com or call 702-505-8888 for reservation information.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.
About Community Harvest Food Bank
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. is celebrating 30 years of feeding the hungry in Northeast Indiana. The mission of CHFB is “to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources and to increase public awareness of and involvement in our mission”. CHFB strives to achieve this mission through strategic initiatives, signature programs and partnering with more than 430 member agencies including neighborhood centers, shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens to alleviate hunger and to increase public awareness of hunger issues. Community Harvest’s website.