The coveted Dodgeball Octocat Trophy
In an attempt to throw balls at their enemies and raise money for charity, the San Francisco based company GitHub hosted their First Annual Dodgeball tournament.

Seventeen teams signed-up and each pitched $3,000 into the charity pot for a fun, friendly afternoon of dodgeball. 

The first place winning team Heroku, a cloud application platform, won the tournament which meant the bulk of the donations - $28,500 - were donated to Heifer. 

Heroku founder, Adam Wiggins said, "We chose Heifer because of its unique approach to improving the lives of the world's poor.  By providing a sustainable source of food and income, it empowers the recipients of aid to build their own futures."



The Heroku team, "Dodging-Samurai-42," on the left in grey. 


The Dodging-Samuri-42 has they prepare to defeat their opponents 
by throwing foam balls of fury. 


Congratulations and a big thank you to Heroku

Also, a big thank you to GitHub for such a creative fundraiser! 

Author

Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is currently pursuing her master’s in public administration and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a specialized study in public relations. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.