Get welts to help wee ones!

December 30, 2009 —

1DMU has teamed up with Variety-The Children’s Charity to host a new annual event: Dodgeball Derby @ DMU. If you’ve ever played dodgeball or seen the movie “Dodgeball,” you know this event will be fun. And when you consider that costumes and themed-teams are encouraged, you can imagine the riot this will be.

varietyVariety is a great organization that helps underprivileged or at-risk kids around our state.

So mark your calendar for January 23, 8-5, at DMU and sign up your team now! Each team of 6-8 people costs $75 and that includes a t-shirt for each player.

Prizes will be awarded for the best playing team, most creative team and best costume. (Also, Variety is lining up some corporate sponsors so if you want in on that, email

Thanks to the DMU American Association of Podiatric Sports Medicine club for heading this up!

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Photo from last year’s student dodgeball event!

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.