Westview Church of Hays youth group R3 is putting on a dodgeball tournament to help raise money for a church lock-in on Dec. 27.

“The goal for R3 is to connect students into godly relationships in their everyday lives. We all know the importance of hanging with the right friends will help lead to a more balanced life and R3 is set out to help teenagers with their relationship with Jesus and their walk-in life,” said R3 youth pastor Tim Nunnery.

This dodgeball tournament will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at Hays Middle School. All teams must have four boys and four girls, making it an eight-person team. All teams must sign up before Oct. 27. Each team will have a fee of $40 to enter. Any team that has signed up late will be fined $5 extra. Teams are allowed to choose a team name, but it must be appropriate. There will be a middle school and high school division, so any one from grades 6-12 are eligible to create a team. This night is open to all.

Even if you do not have a team but would like to come watch and hang out you are welcome to. There will be an admissions fee of $3 or $2 with a canned food item.

“This is part of the reason why we are having a dodgeball tournament,” Nunnery said. “First, it’s to help raise funds for our lock-in December 27th which is free for all teens grade 6-12 that want to come. Second, it’s where they can come together and worship God, hang with friends and enjoy a powerful message from our speaker and students that help. There will be free food, and games all night. Over the past years we have had teens make new friends, and better yet memories that they will be talking about for a long time. For all the parents that are looking for something their teens can do over Christmas break. This is it!”

Download the “My Church” app and search for Westview Church. After downloading the app click on the “Teens” tab to make a team and pay. Other ways to sign up are come to R3 at 7 p.m. every Wednesday or find Mrs. Dale at Hays Middle School or Mrs. Rough at Hays High School.