KAPAA — The family was passing by the All Saints’ Church and Preschool when they saw the sign in Kapaa.
That was 10 years ago and the family from Oregon stopped in to have fun in the Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament.
“We were here with our children for our 20th anniversary,” said Mary Ebers of The Whole Damn Fam team. “It’s 10 years later and it’s our 30th anniversary. Two of the girls are married and the son is here with his girlfriend. Maybe we’ll be back in 10 years, and if we have grandchildren, perhaps we can have a keiki team as well.”
The Whole Damn Fam is a team from Washington state and Oregon and finished the two-day FIF Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday in third place of the Masters Coed division at All Saints Gym.
“This is just so much fun,” Paul Ebers said. “It’s good the church does something fun like this for the community. I hope they continue to have the tournament because we’re coming back in 10 years.”
The Hard Luck team, emblazoned with “fuf” on its black T-shirts, were not so fortunate.
“It’s his fault,” said Aaron Tokuda. “He stepped over the line. Otherwise, we might have won. But it’s all in fun.”
Tournament director Chris Kostka guided the numerous teams through two days of play.
“This was good,” said Faith Shiramizu, a volunteer working the scorer’s table. “That boy from California, Lance Haugh — his team won in the keiki division and he was already in the paper showing his dodge techniques.”
2016 FIF Dodgeball Results
Keiki (8 and Under): Underdogs, Team Ha Ha
Keiki (10 and Under): WikiWiki Warriors, Team Ha Ha, Underdogs
Youth (13 and Under): Demented Kittens, Sharp Shooters, Overdogs
Youth (17 and Under): Inceptors, Ninja Turtles, Overdogs
Masters (Coed): Hashtags, Regulators, Whole Damn Fam
Masters (Kane): Kno Us, Pau Hana Crew, Manapua Munchaz