March 24, 2014

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Photo 1 – Farmington Students Win Tournament: A team of Farmington High School students recently won the statewide Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament.  Pictured are Anthony Bennett, Michael Cook, Jared Gorton, Kevin Poulin, and Kevin Radcliffe (Farmington High School students).

Photo 2 – NH High School Students Compete for Dodgeball Championship: Five high schools from across the state recently competed in the Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament, including Merrimack High School.  From left to right, Rebecca Tobey and Jordan Meany (Merrimack High School students).

Photo 3 – High School Students Raise Awareness about Homelessness: Five schools, including Timberlane High School, recently raised awareness about homelessness during a dodgeball tournament.  Timberlane took second place at the Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament.


Five high schools competed in annual dodgeball tournament and raised over $1,000 to benefit homeless in New Hampshire.

MANCHESTER, NH – A team of students at Farmington High School recently won the statewide dodgeball tournament.  Five high schools from across the state competed in the “Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament,” which took place at Southern New Hampshire University.  Each school raised funds to benefit the NH Coalition to End Homelessness and Families in Transition, which totaled over $1,000.

“The passion and competiveness of each high school was extraordinary,” said Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition.  “I’m so proud to see these students and these schools come together to support such an important cause.”

High schools that participated in the tournament include Farmington High School, Manchester Central High School, Manchester West High School, Merrimack High School, and Timberlane High School.

To learn more about the tournament, visit

The Dodging Homelessness High School Tournament was sponsored by 4Imprint, Airport Diner, Alley Cat Pizza, Blake’s Creamery, Blue Dolphin Screenprint & Embroidery, Crown Trophy, Dunkin Donuts, Eastern Mountain Sports, Elite Pizza, Funspot, Luigi’s Pizza Bar & Grill, Pappy’s Pizza, Pizza 9-1-1, Sam’s Club, Saymore Trophy, Southern New Hampshire University, Sowa Entertainment, Spare Time, Sports Authority, and Target.

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 or call 603-641-9441.

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 or call 603-641-9441.