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Business, civic group, school and family teams encouraged to sign up

MERCER COUNTY, N.J. — The Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission is pleased to announce that Mercer Madness Dodgeball 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 and teams are encouraged to sign up now. The event is open to anyone who wishes to form a team for one of three divisions: Open, Adult Co-ed and High School. Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each division.

"This unique event promises to be one of the most popular draws of the year," said County Executive Brian Hughes. "I encourage everyone to get together with some friends and family, form a team and have some fun."

Professional dodgeball player Brett Batky of the New York Epic will be on hand as tournament director. Batky competed at the college level at The University of Mary Washington and The College of William and Mary, both renowned for producing high quality dodgeball players. As a competitor, he continues to refine a cadre of trick throws such as the “Double Dragon” and the “Look-Away.”

“I’m excited,” said Batky, “and looking forward to joining the Mercer Madness dodgeball experience.”

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.

The entry fee is $130 for adult teams and $100 for the high school teams. Teams can have 6 - 10 players. More information about the tournament can be found by visiting www.thendl.com or calling (609) 737-0927.