CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School lacrosse program hosted its 1st Annual Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday at Cedar Grove High School.  

More than 150 people participated in the event which saw 23 teams compete in four different age groups.  Brackets included grades 3/4, grades 5/6, grades 7/8 and high school which included teachers, coaches and alumni.  The event also featured a showcase game in which the youth boys lacrosse coaches competed against the youth girls lacrosse coaches (aka the Purple Cobras), with the girls coaches coming out on top.

Best team costume/theme was also recognized with "The Granny Squad" in the 3/4 bracket taking the prize.  Winning teams were:  3/4 - the "Ballers," 5/6 the "Ballarinas," 7/8 the "Ball Dodgers" and high school the "Above Average Joes."  

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Lacrosse Unlimited, located at 450 Pompton Ave., sponsored the event and participated with its own team.

All proceeds raised will go to supporting the boys and girls lacrosse teams at Cedar Grove High School.

"Our goal was organize a fundraiser that our players could both participate in and help execute, while also giving back to the community with a fun family event," said CGHS Lacrosse Booster Club president Jeanne Moreno.  "Seeing a packed house was fantastic.  We are so grateful for the community's support and plan to make this an annual event."

Unless noted, all photos by Gail Coe.