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Have a ball on Belle Isle 

This Saturday—August 20, 2011—you’ll have a chance to help break a world record on Belle Isle by participating in “Dodgeball in the D.” Event organizers, Justin Jacobs and Marlowe Stoudamire, are hoping for over 3,500 people to play in what could be the world’s largest dodgeball game.

But “Dodgeball in the D” isn’t just about setting a record. “‘Locally, we know Detroit is a great place to live, work, and play, but across the country, not enough people are aware of the opportunities Detroit has to offer, socially and professionally,” said Jacobs.

This is a free family-friendly affair featuring free food and entertainment. There will be a Detroit Red Wings Interactive Fan Experience, a NHRA Funny Car Drag Racer car display, an Arts and Scraps Activity Table, face painting, Book Mobile, a Detroit Fire Department fire truck and much more.

“‘Dodgeball in the D’ will show the world the very best of Detroit, not just that we know how to have fun, but that we can work together to achieve great things, regardless of age, ethnicity or religion,” Stoudamire said. “We want to smash the current record and bring some positive attention to Detroit.

The event is a collaborative effort from Detroit Harmonie, ComePlayDetroit, The Youth Connection and Unlimited Xperiences Detroit. Stoudamire is founder of Unlimited Xperiences Detroit. Jacobs is founder of ComePlayDetroit.

In order to break the current record of 3,500 players they are asking participants to register in advance. There are also opportunities to volunteer and sponsor the event.

Belle Isle is one of Detroit’s true assets and this event is a great way to show off our island park and have a blast.

So what do you think Detroit? Can we do this?

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I miss Belle Isle fun! I miss the D big time, I'm gonna get back soon to see my teams play and watch some Detroit Lions NFL football!!!

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikel

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