Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration.
The Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission is pleased to announce the Mercer Madness Dodgeball Festival is returning for its fourth year on Saturday, April 16, inside the skating rink at Mercer County Park.
The popular event will once again be sanctioned by the National Dodgeball League. The event is open to anyone who wishes to form a team for one of three divisions: Adult Open, Adult Co-ed and High School.
The deadline for teams to sign up is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. There will be no on-site registration the day of the event.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner in each division, and prizes will also go to the teams with the best uniforms and most original team name.
“This unique event gets bigger every year,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I encourage everyone to get together with some friends and family, form a team and have some fun.”
In response to many requests from past participants, the 2011 tournament has been expanded to include more first-round games and more games overall to allow teams more playing time. As always, refreshments will be available throughout the day at the rink for both fans and players.
Patrick Ryan, Chairman of the Hopewell Valley Community Bank, a primary sponsor of the dodgeball event, said, “This is a marvelous opportunity for local businesses to get their employees out of the stores, offices or shops to enjoy some exercise and have some fun.”
For more information about Mercer Madness dodgeball, visit http://www.thendl.com/affiliates/mercer-madness/ or call (952) 931-0404.