WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Life-saving dodgeball @ Riverview

(WSB photos)

Dennis Williams Jr. was all smiles as 15 dodgeball teams got ready to play in the On Blast! tournament he’s leading at the lower playfield in Riverview right now.

This is all about saving lives – raising money for research into childhood cancer.

Dennis’s 5-year-old son Isaac was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma when he was just a year and a half old. Isaac wad treated by Seattle Children’s Hospital for the next 15 months. Dennis says, “We are eternally indebted to Seattle Children’s and every child who comes behind Isaac.” Doctors from Children’s are there today to support the benefit – Dr. Navin Pinto and Dr. Julie Park.

They’re raising money because, Dennis says, “Only 4% of government funding goes to pediatric cancer research, so we have to do more to increase the odds of success for our kids.”

Prizes today include classic Topps cards:

You are invited to go to Riverview (7226 12th SW) while the tournament continues until 3 pm – DJ Top Spin is spinning, and there are treats to buy – and you’re also welcome to donate to the cause here.

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Life-saving dodgeball @ Riverview"

  • Brad Fletcher September 27, 2021 (2:33 pm)

    Thank you WS Blog for covering this event. My Daughter and Husband along with the Williams and others help organize this event.  My Granddaughter Hunter Rose is a stage four neuroblastoma childhood cancer survivor and had a team playing in the tournament. I was born and raised in West Seattle as were my parents. Our Daughter Kara, Hunter Rose’s mom attended Cooper Elementary, Denny Middle School and Graduated from Sealth High School in 2000. Thank you WS Blog, I appreciate you taking the time to come and report on this event. Our Government only gives 4% of Cancer research funds to Childhood Cancer. We have to change that.  

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