The lesser known Wimbledon championships

Yesterday I trekked up to Finsbury Park to watch my other-half run a 10K Charity Race for The Stroke Association. He came third. Me so proud. He was however beaten by a girl. He not so proud.

Anyway…inspired by his efforts and the good cheer at the event, I looked into seeing if there were any other charity sporting events nearer my neck of the woods and here’s what I found:

The Wimbledon Dodgeball Championships 2009 – to be held on Saturday 22nd August.

Ben Stiller in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Photo © 20th Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.

Oh yes. It seems that for the last few years, a hard-core bunch of sporting activists have gathered together for a day of high Dodgeball competition and this year it’s all in aid of Mencap. All teams are required to be in team fancy dress – and you can already picture the scene now: a park filled with leather-and-lycra-clad Ben Stiller look-a-likes.

It seems the date to enter the competition has closed but I’d suggest skipping the cricket/rugby/football at the pub next Saturday and coming to cheer on something…well, just a little bit different.

Chiara Priorelli, Publicity Manager

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