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Gaga Pit for Stapleton Elementary

         You won’t likely find many people that have never played or at least heard of the childhood game, Dodge Ball.  The fun-loving sport undoubtedly gets its name from the physical strategy necessary to be successful in winning the game ‘dodging the ball.’ Spinning off of this childhood favorite comes a new exuberant outdoor activity, Gaga Ball.  “Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees.”

          Thanks to the vision of Ms. Jessica Inlow and the handy work of North Baldwin Center for Technology teachers Anthony Schuler and Chad Eubanks, along with their students, Stapleton Elementary School now has their very own Gaga pit.  The NBCTech team volunteered their Saturday afternoon to construct and install the pit.  To add, the workers had the opportunity to test out the equipment upon its completion, for the children’s safety of course.  The Dewberry family were also instrumental in providing materials to construct the pit.  Thanks to the collaborative effort of these individuals, the students at Stapleton Elementary have an outdoor dodge ball court, known as a Gaga Pit, to play in and enjoy for years to come.