Dodging Defeat

Team lined up ready to play dodge ball outside

There’ll be no wrench throwing this Saturday, but Patches O'Houlihan will still be proud. 

TQL’s own “The Dodge Fathers” and “Team 23” are among 70 Greater Cincinnati teams vying for the chance to be crowned the PLN Dodgeball Challenge champions.  

Clearly the intensity will be high, as evidenced by comments from the teams’ leaders.

According to Team 23 captain Ryan V., “This is a dream come true for all of us. Ever since we were toddlers, we’ve dreamed of competing in a dodgeball tournament. We’re going to leave everything we have out there.”

The Dodge Father’s captain Joseph F. warns other teams to expect 100 m.p.h. dodgeballs from his crew, saying they’re ready for the challenge. “We’re the real deal – and we’re bringing home the trophy.”

Equally important as coming out on top: the tournament’s main purpose: reach $100,000 in proceeds to send 500 underserved youth to camp this summer. Last year, the tournament raised $80,000.

Participating in the tournament is just one of the many ways TQL gives back to the Greater Cincinnati community.

“All jokes aside, this is one more thing we can do to get involved and have fun while making a difference,” said Joseph. “Plus, a bunch a grown men playing dodgeball – it doesn’t get any better than that.”

The tournament takes place this Saturday, June 6 in Over the Rhine's Washington Park Noon to 4 p.m. For more details, visit

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