Dodging Diabetes in the GazetteApril 5, 2010
Great Gazette story about Dodgeball:
“Two downcounty residents are celebrating their fifth year raising money for diabetes research and awareness through a unique fundraiser — a charity dodgeball tournament.
Inspired by the 2004 movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” Bethesda resident Anna Tiedeman Irwin and Chevy Chase resident Elizabeth Kramer launched the “Dodging Diabetes” event after watching both of their younger brothers struggle with Type I diabetes. Irwin, a 1996 Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart graduate, and Kramer, a 1995 Holton-Arms School graduate, connected when their mothers met at a diabetes fundraising event. The two decided they wanted to do something a little different to raise money and awareness about the disease.
“The movie had just come out, and I had this idea — what if we could do a dodgeball tournament, something everyone could participate in with no skill required?” said Irwin.”