Adult dodgeball to hit Rockland

Posted Dec. 09, 2011, at 1:27 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 09, 2011, at 5:36 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — What does the Rockland Recreation Center need? An adult dodgeball league, according to the city’s recreation department director.

Rene Dorr said Friday that after a lot of rumblings in the community he decided it was time to purchase some rubber-coated foam balls and get this thing going.

“We are just trying to have some fun,” Dorr said Friday.

And he’s pretty serious about his fun. The league will follow National Amateur Dodgeball Association rules. Each team must have a uniform — even if it’s just that everyone wears the same color T-shirt. If there are enough teams, the league will create practices and tournament brackets and schedules.

“It will be legit,” Dorr said.

The league is open to people older than 18. They must register by Dec. 26 and pay $10 for each team member. Teams are made of six to 10 players.

“It’s been talked about for a while. We do this with kids on April break,” Dorr said. “We don’t have a lot of programs for adults, We’re trying to make some things happen. We’re really pushing the fun factor.”

So far — despite what he had heard around town about the interest — only two people have signed up.

For information call the recreation department at 594-0321.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story contained a spelling error. Rockland’s recreation department director is Rene Dorr, not Rene Door.

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