Video feature: 'Dodgeball: Genesis of a Tradition'

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Each year, students turn out by the thousands to blow off steam and have some fun in the Dodgeball Tournament in Dillon Gymnasium. The video "Dodgeball: Genesis of a Tradition"  gives a glimpse into this event.


Photos: Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students

Thousands of Princeton students turned out for the sixth annual Princeton University Dodgeball Tournament in Dillon Gymnasium this April.

Members of varsity and recreational athletic teams, residential colleges, eating clubs and other student organizations fielded teams for the tournament, making it one of the largest student events on campus since its founding. The event is promoted as a way to work off excess energy and have a good time.

"The purpose is to attract our students and give them some healthy, fun options," says David Leach, associate director of athletics for campus recreation.

The student-run Colosseum Club organizes the event, which also is sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board, Alcohol Initiative and Campus Recreation.