Are you ready for some dodgeball to benefit Hudson YSAP?

Preparing for the dodgeball tourney are Hudson Town Hall employees (back, l to r) Christine DiMare, accessors department principal clerk; Debbie Craig, health department administrator; Kelli Calo, director of public and community health; (front, l to r) Fernanda Santos, human resource and licensing manager; Colin Gallant, regional youth substance abuse prevention coordinator; and Steven Santos, recreation director.

Hudson/Marlborough – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (YSAP) Coalition has a full evening of fun planned for its first dodgeball tournament fundraiser on Friday, March 29 (snow date Saturday, April 6), from 6 to 9 p.m., at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) in Marlborough. A $5 admission includes five chances to win door prizes with a total value of over $1,200. Proceeds will support future Hudson YSAP programs offered free of charge.

Come for the pizza, pastries and beverages, then stay for the double-elimination tournament with teams consisting of players ranging from fifth-graders to adults. Sponsored by the RF Wood Foundation, a team of Town Hall employees headed by its captain Recreation Director Steven Santos includes Joshua Aponte, recreation assistant; Debbie Craig, health department administrator; Christine DiMare, accessors department principal clerk; Dan Hannon, assistant recreation director; Thomas Moses, town manager; Fernanda Santos, human resource and licensing manager; and Joan Wordell, town clerk.

See trophies awarded to each player of the winning team, most spirited and best uniform. The festivities will be emceed by DJ Power Play with a cappella music performed by REHarmonix. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and get information from representatives of substance abuse prevention and recovery resources.

Helping Hudson YSAP present the event are gold sponsors Avidia Bank, Main Street Bank and St. Mary’s Credit Union; silver sponsors Hudson Rotary Club, D. Francis Murphy Insurance Agency and Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home; bronze sponsor state Rep. Kate Hogan; and in-kind sponsors AVRTHS for providing venue and printing services, Community Advocate for display advertising; and River’s Edge Arts Alliance for offering live music.

Door prize donors are A Piece of Heaven, Brother’s Pizza, Café 641, Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar, CJ’s Gourmet Pizza, Classic Pizza I, Crave Candies & Gifts, Crose Nest, Garcia Hitting Agency, Giorgio’s Italian Pizzeria, Expo Nails & Spa, Harvard Sweet Boutique, Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant, Hudson Art & Framing, Hudson Super Buffet, Hudson House of Pizza, J&K Tire Co., Main Street Pizza, Mullahy’s, Nail Essence & Spa, Princess and Peacock Design & Décor, Regina’s Connection, Riverview at Hudson Portuguese Club, Robinsons Hardware, Roller Kingdom, Serendipity, Sophia Ristorante, TC Lando’s, Tuck’s Service Center, Victor’s ‘50s Diner, Vintage Café and Wood Square Design.

Team registration is underway until Friday, March 15, or when 12 slots are filled. For more information, visit

Dodgeball trophies will be awarded to each player of the winning, team, most spirited and best uniform.