GET IN THE GAME

The Dodger is Toronto’s premier charity dodgeball tournament. Last year’s eighth annual Dodger attracted over 220 participants, 650 spectators, and raised over $185,000 for St. Michael’s Hospital. An event with universal appeal, this year’s Dodger will consist of 36 teams of 12 battling it out on the court, while hundreds of spectators from across Toronto cheer, dance, and enjoy the evening all while raising funds for St. Michael’s Hospital.

Here's how you can get in the game:

Become a Sponsor

Become a Team Captain

Join a Team as a Player

Become a Free Agent

Join a Team as a Supporter

Become a Sponsor

To see what's on offer for sponsors, view The Dodger sponsorship opportunities online or download our sponsorship package.

If your company is all set up as a sponsor and you're the captain, go ahead and register your team now and then invite players and supporters to join you.

Become a Team Captain

As team captain, you're responsible for bringing on a corporate event sponsor and a team of up to 12 players (including the two co-captains). Plus, because this is all for St. Michael's, your team's goal is to raise at least $4,200 in donations from friends, co-workers and family. While you can only have 12 players in the tournament, as captain, you have the power to recruit an unlimited number of devoted supporters to help you sell tickets and raise donations towards your team's goal. This will help in increasing your chances of achieving world domination taking bragging rights as the team with the 'Most Funds Raised'.

To reserve your team spot, pay online or contact Brittany Freeman at FreemanBr@smh.ca or by calling 416.864.6060 ext. 46108.

If your company is all set up as a sponsor and you're the captain, go ahead and register your team now and then invite players and supporters to join you.

Team Captain Perks

  • Players can arrive anytime after 5pm on tournament day to register, warm up and hang out. Your spectators are welcome to come with you as your entourage or meet you later.
  • Who loves you? We'll put your fans on the guest list if they sponsor you for $10 or more.
  • You'll receive two free drink tickets (please drink responsibly).
  • You could win! Prizes are awarded for spirit, best costumes, most crowd support, most money raised, and to the tournament team champions.
  • Powertrip: You decide who plays on your team in the tournament.

Become a Player

Did you dodge with us last year? If yes, you're almost done! Get the team password from your captain, find your team's page, and click 'Join Team'. Register as a Returning Participant (Player) and you won't have to enter all your contact info again to create your fundraising page.

New to the Dodger? If you haven't dodged or made a donation to St. Michael's before, get the team password from your captain, find your team's page, click 'Join Team' and register as a New Participant (Player) to create your fundraising page and start asking for pledges! Your goal is to raise at least $350 in donations for St. Michael's Hospital from your friends, co-workers and family. But hey, why stop there? This is a charity event so tell everyone you know that if they support your campaign, they'll be part of the reason why St. Michael's is the premier critical care hospital in Canada.

Note: If the team's player roster is already full (12 players including your captain), you'll automatically be accepted on the team's supporter roster (see Supporter Perks further below).

Player Perks

  • You'll have fun! Want proof? Check out the photos from last year! 
  • Players can arrive anytime after 5pm on tournament day to register, warm up and hang out. Your spectators are welcome to come with you as your entourage or meet you later.
  • Who loves you? We'll put your fans on the guest list if they sponsor you for $10 or more.
  • You'll receive two free drink tickets (please drink responsibly).
  • You could win! Prizes are awarded for spirit, best costumes, most crowd support, most money raised, and to the tournament team champions.

Become a Free Agent

If you want to play but can't bring on a corporate sponsor and manage a team, you can play on one of our two free agent teams (first come, first served, limited to 24 players). Each free agent must pay a $25 registration fee (non-refundable but you'll receive a tax receipt) and raise $350 minimum in pledges by September 7, 2017 to play. If you don't raise your minimum, you agree that St. Michael's Foundation may deduct the difference between your goal ($350) and donations received by St. Michael's Foundation from the credit card you registered with. What do we mean by "received by St. Michael's Foundation"? To count a donation towards your goal, donations must be processed and confirmed on your fundraising page OR delivered made in person at St. Michael's Foundation on or before September 7, 2017. To sign on, register as a Free Agent, create your fundraising page and start asking for pledges!

Free Agent Perks

  • You'll have fun! Want proof? Check out the photos from last year! 
  • Players can arrive anytime after 5pm on tournament day to register, warm up and hang out. Your spectators are welcome to come with you as your entourage or meet you later.
  • Who loves you? We'll put your fans on the guest list if they sponsor you for $10 or more.
  • You'll receive two free drink tickets (please drink responsibly).
  • You could win! Prizes are awarded for spirit, best costumes, most crowd support, most money raised, and to the tournament team champions.

Become a Supporter

Have you donated to St. Michael's before? If yes, you're almost there! Get the team password from your captain, find your team's page and click 'Join Team'. Register as a Returning Participant (Supporter) to get access to your fundraising page.

New to the Dodger? If you haven't made a donation to St. Michael's before, get the team password from your captain, find your team's page and click 'Join Team'. Register as a New Participant (Supporter) to create your fundraising page and start asking for pledges!

Supporter Perks

  • You'll have fun! Want proof? Check out the photos from last year! 
  • Start your campaign off with a $10 donation from yourself and we'll add you to the guest list!
  • You're a VIP! Your fans get on the guest list when they donate $10 or more on your page
  • You're a shoo-in for your team's cheering squad
  • Receive auto-notifications telling you you're awesome when someone supports your campaign