Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County (BBBS SLO) hosted its third annual Dodgeball Fundraiser. Hurling balls have always been a pastime of the fundraiser for the organization, but when numbers began to drop with their bowling event Patty Carpenter, development director, thought it was time for a change.
Carpenter said the event keeps getting bigger and better. Their first year enticed 16 groups to join in on the fun. This year, 30 groups representing SLO County businesses and organizations decided it would be a good idea to dress up and pelt each other with rubber spheres.
Some of the more colorful teams were the Burt Reynolds’s who sported outfits from the actor’s various movies and faux mustaches and Dolls with Balls dressed in bright pink and light blue with a questionable logo. Commenting on some of the more extravagant costumes, Carpenter said, “You also have some teams that go balls out, if you know what I mean.”