Area law enforcement agencies, including the Iowa City Police Department, are continuing to show their support of the Iowa Special Olympics by organizing a dodgeball tournament fundraiser next month. The tournament will kick off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Grant Wood Elementary School Gym, 1930 Lakeside Drive in Iowa City.

Organizers are looking for as many as 36 teams to compete, with each team consisting of seven to 10 players who are at least 12 years of age.  Teams will have a six-match guarantee in this “pool play” style of tournament, leading to the championship game.

Food and beverages will be available on site. Teams are encouraged to wear costumes, and participants are urged to bring friends and family members to cheer their teams on.

The registration fee is $200 per team.  To sign up, visit Funds raised will be used to support the Special Olympics mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

In addition to the Iowa City Police Department, organizers include police departments from Coralville, North Liberty, and the University of Iowa. Four Iowa City businesses, Bo James, Deadwood, Joe’s Place, and Sports Column, are event sponsors. Additional sponsors are being sought.

To sign up as an event sponsor, or for more information on the event, contact Iowa City Crime Prevention Officer R.A. Mebus at 319-356-5276 or

Date of publication

Wednesday, October 07, 2015