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Toss ball opens 26th annual Corporate Cup event

By BY ANDREA WISE - AWISE@VICAD.COM
Sept. 13, 2012 at 4:13 a.m.
Updated Sept. 14, 2012 at 4:14 a.m.

Addison Mudd, 2, of Victoria, cheers  her father before the toss ball competition of the 2012 Victoria YMCA Corporate Cup at the Victoria YMCA on Thursday. Addison's father's team, the Regency Raiders, was one of 16 teams competing in the corporate team building fundraiser for the YMCA. Each team will compete in 15 events during the next week. Full story, A3

schedule of events

Saturday

7 a.m. 6 - Mile Relay, Riverside Park

8:15 a.m. - Cycle (helmets), Riverside Park

11 a.m. - Kickball, City Softball Complex

Sunday

1:30 p.m. - Golf, Colony Creek (Extra team fee for this event)

4:45 p.m. - Bowling, Century Lanes Bowling Alley

Monday

6:30 p.m. - Division 1 Basketball, YMCA Gym

7 p.m. - Division 2 Basketball, YMCA Gym

8:15 p.m. - Division 1 Swimming, YMCA Pool

8:35 p.m. - Division 2 Swimming, YMCA Pool

Thursday

6:30 p.m. - Volleyball, City Softball Complex

Saturday

8:30 a.m. - Softball, City Softball Complex

Sunday

1:30 p.m. - Horse Shoes & Washers, Riverside Park Special Event Area

2:30 p.m. - Company Picnic, Special Event Area

3:30 p.m. -Team Broad Jump, Special Event Area

4:30 p.m. - 4X80 Relay, Special Event Area

5:30 p.m. - Water Balloon Toss, Special Event Area

6 p.m. - Kids Event, Special Event Area

6:30 p.m. - Awards, Special Event Area

The 26th annual YMCA 2012 Corporate Cup kicked off Thursday with 16 teams competing in the toss ball competition.

Toss Ball is a 6-on-6 game played on a volleyball court where a person from each team tosses the ball to the opposing side. A player is eliminated anytime the ball is thrown out of bounds, is dropped, or touches the net. The last team standing wins the game.

"We're excited to be here," said participant Terry Thomas of Team DuPont F-Unit. "This is fun. This is what it comes down to when a business, a corporation, can come together - it's awesome."

The Corporate Cup is not only a team-building event for the participating organizations, but it is also a big fundraising event for The Victoria YMCA.

The teams each pay either $500 or $600 (if teams want to play golf) to participate with proceeds benefiting the YMCA. Around $200,000 was raised for after-school care scholarships from programming like the Corporate Cup last year, said YMCA Wellness Director Rosalinda Ramirez.

Because of the rain, the opening ceremonies were rescheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday at the Special Events Area of Riverside Park.

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