15 High Schools Compete to Help Homeless in NH


April 3, 2015

For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603-641-1143 ext 322

Photo 1 – Fifteen New Hampshire High Schools Competed in the 2nd Annual Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament: The winners were from Londonderry High School. Pictured are (l. to r.) Jake Coleman, Cam MacDonald, Nick Daileanes, Brian Frechette, Ryan Cabezas, and Nate Gaw.


Photo 2 – Drama Unfolds During Second Annual Tournament: In a playoff elimination game, Kearsarge’s last player on the court, Elizabeth Chadwick, watches as she outs her last opponent from Central High School and carries her team to the next round.


Photo 3 – 2014 Champions Came Close to Repeating: Farmington High School attempted to defend their title as state dodgeball champions, but came up short in the semi-final round against Newmarket High School.  Pictured are (l. to r.) Shelby Chapman, Jennelle Thompson, Anthony Bennett, and Jase Gregoire.



Fifteen High Schools Competed in 2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament and Raised Nearly  $2,000 to Benefit Homeless in New Hampshire

 MANCHESTER, NH – A team of students from Londonderry High School won the 2nd Annual Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament organized by Families in Transition (FIT) and the NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH).  A total of 15 teams competed in the tournament held at Southern New Hampshire University.  Schools raised nearly $2,000 for FIT and NHCEH to use towards housing, programming and scholarships for people who are homeless in New Hampshire.
“The support we’ve received from these students, their parents, and all of the school’s faculty and staff has been extraordinary,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition.  “Having the opportunity to have fun, and, yet at the same time, raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in New Hampshire is a vital step towards preventing and ending homelessness in our state.”

High schools that participated in the tournament include: Bedford, Bishop Brady, Farmington, Kearsarge, Kingswood Regional, Londonderry, Manchester Central, Manchester Memorial, Manchester West, Merrimack, Newmarket, Newport, Raymond, Salem, and Timberlane.

To learn more about the tournament, visit www.nhceh.org/dodgeball.

The Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament was sponsored by Crown Trophy, Moore Staffing Services, Southern New Hampshire University, and Sowa Entertainment.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect.  FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides.  For more information about FIT, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

The NH Coalition to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of eliminating the causes of homelessness through research, education, and advocacy.  For more information about the NHCEH and this training, visit www.nhceh.org or call 603-641-9441.