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(PHOTOS) Players shine in the dark during 5th annual Glow in the Dark Dodgeball tournament fundraiser

The competition, ran by the Laramie County Coroner's Office, raised funds for the department's Grief Support Group and LOSS Team.

Contestants playing on the Dream Team line up for their next match during the 5th annual Glow in the Dark Dodgeball tournament on Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Glow sticks, face paint and slime-green dodgeballs pierced through the darkness during the fifth annual Glow in the Dark Dodgeball tournament Saturday afternoon at the Event Center at Archer.

Laramie County Coroner Rebecca Reid and her office ran the sporting event to raise funds for her office’s Grief Support Group and LOSS Team, which provide financial assistance and emotional support to families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

For the first half of the event, the 14 registered teams competed in round-robin pool matches. The players then progressed to the single-match elimination bracket. The following teams made it to the competition’s semifinal and championship games:

  • First: Pickup Man
  • Second: #cowboycole
  • Third: Ball Slingers
  • Third: Body Shots

Pickup Man and #cowboycole received gift bags and wine for clinching first and second place, respectively. They received other prizes such as restaurant gift cards to Texas Roadhouse and Culver’s, as well as tournament plaques.

The Coroner’s Office gave away more than 70 individual prize packages for the event’s raffle.

The teams Daj Mabal and #cowboycole dash for dodgeballs at the beginning of a match Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Players of the Ballbarians team await their next match Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Ball Slingers member Shane Bailey deliberates his next play during a match Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Teammate Alexis Leuning with the Trauma Troopers dodgeball team and her son, TJ, stand for a glowing photo Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Volunteer referees Donnie Heiduck, left, and Bobby Anderson stand on the sidelines Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Daj Mabal teammate Derek Smith is fired up for his game Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Members of the Ball Slingers smile for a photo in the stands Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Players on the team Pec Minor Leaguers are pictured in motion Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Tournament players on the team Pickup Man line up to start their next match Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
#cowboycole player Jared Chambers takes aim during the tournament’s championship game Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)
Players on Pickup Man strike a pose after winning the dodgeball tournament Saturday, April 6 at the Event Center at Archer. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

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