A line up of dodgeball players


With the end of the spring semester in sight, the San Bernardino Valley College March Madness Dodgeball Tournament gave students, faculty, and staff a chance to celebrate what they accomplished and get motivated for the final stretch.


The tournament was held March 29 on the basketball court, with about 100 people coming out to enjoy a lunch and cheer on the eight teams that participated. The event doubled as an information session, and students were also able to learn more about available on-campus resources, including specialized counseling programs and health services, as well as summer and fall registration and Commencement.


The dodgeball teams were comprised of students and employees from CalWORKs, Marketing, Creative Services & Public Affairs, the Veterans Resource Center, and the DREAMers Resource Center. The goal was to get people out of their routine and see that it's "okay to play, it's okay to smile and laugh, and it's okay to step away from the computer and interact with your fellow Wolverines," Keenan Giles, EOPS/CARE counselor, said. "Plus, we have a beautiful facility and we're coming off of an impressive SBVC Boys Basketball season." Giles would love to see more dodgeball tournaments at SBVC, saying they not only boost morale but also "allow people to enjoy a moment together andhopefully spark a flame of having fun at Valley."