SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Red, rubber balls flew around the South Brunswick High School gym Friday night to help a student club raise money.
Students and staff dodged away from the balls to avoid being hit as they participated in the Annual Dodge Ball Tournament to help raise funds for the South Brunswick High School Model United Nations Club, and for charity.
"There are 16 teams participating with six to nine players on each team," Model UN President and senior high school student, Sharat Durbhakala, said.
He estimated at least a 100 students and staff were taking part in the event, with many spectators also in attendance to cheer on fellow students and staff while supporting a worthy cause.
He said each player participating in the tournament contributed $15 when registering to be on a team and spectators contributed $5 each to watch.
"This is our fundraiser, the biggest fundraiser that we do," Co-Advisor of Model UN and SBHS Social Studies teacher Scott Wissocki said.
He said the money raised from the tournament goes towards alleviating some of the cost needed to participate in conferences and competitions that the Model UN Club attend throughout the year.
Some of the money also goes to a local charity, although they have not yet decided this year's beneficiary.
"We compete with schools from all over the world," he said. "This year we went to Philadelphia, and last year we went to Washington D.C."