Fitness Kings Personal Training in Bellevue is hosting a dodgeball tournament Saturday to benefit Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children in December. A total of 26 people were killed in one of the worst shootings in U.S. history.
Louie King, a personal trainer and class instructor, organized the event.
“I thought about how people were when they're in my class and exercising and how good exercise makes you feel ... if I can get a group of people to feel good while doing something good for someone else, it'll be contagious,” he said.
The event starts at 1 p.m. at Anderson Grove Elementary, near 26th Street and Coffey Avenue. The tournament is double elimination, so all teams are guaranteed at least two matches.
Registration is $75 per team. There must be at least eight players per team on the court at a time, and teams must have a minimum of three girls.
All proceeds will go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which is managed by United Way, a world-wide nonprofit. King is also encouraging players to raise additional money and bring blankets and teddy bears to donate, though it is not required.
All participants and donors will receive one free hour of personal training at Fitness King, which operates out of FitnessFAST gym on 25th and Caprehart in Bellevue.
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