On June 28th, 10 teams of 8 from around the Pittsburgh, Pa., region participated in a celebrity dodgeball tournament to benefit the III and Long Foundation and Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh and Morgantown. Football superstars Santonio Holmes and Arthur Moats joined in the intense competition for an added element of fun, often surprising a team when they were about to lose and giving the opposing team an added challenge.
Kids attending also participated in special events with the football superstars. A final match between Holmes, Moats, and a selection of players from all the teams wrapped up the evening.
Inspiring Lives Magazine joined the fun as the only all-female team, with players Alice Beckett-Rumberger, April Bernardi, Rachel Dayoub, Lynn Doering, Kelly Frost, Kelli Koladish, Stacy Raske Martin, and Cori Wamsley. The event was emceed by Ya Jagoff Podcast.
Founded by Santonio Holmes in 2011, the III & Long Foundation raises awareness to help fight Sickle Cell Disease and provides financial support and treatment options for families affected by the disease. thirdandlongfoundation.org
Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh opened in 1979 and provides comfort, care, and support to thousands of families traveling to the Pittsburgh area seeking medical care for their children. rmhcpgh-mgtn.org/family-services/pittsburgh-house/