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.”
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.