Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:50 A.M.





A Dodge Ball Tournament for Charity

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 | 11am

 At The SMG Managed Peoria Civic Center Arena | Peoria, IL

Registration Begins Friday February 27th

Winning teams will receive cash prizes for a local charity of their choice

Teams can sign up at, the Peoria Civic Center Box Office,

all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000

$18 per player/ $106 per team (plus applicable fees)


Dodge, dip, jump and dive! No one can forget the schoolyard game of dodge ball that we all played as a kid.  Well now it’s back! 

Dodge Brawl is a 64 team, co-ed, double-elimination dodge ball tournament benefiting charitable organizations that is being produced by FLS Events, LLC in select cities across the country.  In each city/venue, teams of six compete against each other not only for annual bragging rights, but also for the chance to win cash prizes for the local charity of their choice.   Dodge Brawl is open to the public to attend, and FREE for spectators.




Each Dodge Brawl event includes an exhibition of local and national event sponsors, local businesses and community-focused non-profits. In 2015, Dodge Brawl events will take place in more than a dozen U.S. cities.  With approximately 5000 individuals comprising more than 700 teams nationally, Dodge Brawl events will award over $30,000 to charities across the country, all while providing the opportunity for those ages 16-65 the chance to compete to compete with (or against) their friends, family, and co-workers, in each city’s largest venue.


“Dodge Brawl is an exciting new event for the Central Illinois” said SMG General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center, Jim Wetherington. “It gives everyone the opportunity to come have some fun in our arena and support local charities at the same time. We look forward to making this an annual event that the community can get excited about”.

Dodge Brawl Peoria will take place on May 9, 2015 in the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Peoria Civic Center will open its doors at 10:30am for both players and spectators, and practice games will commence at 11:00am.  The official tournament will begin promptly at 12pm noon.  


 For team formation, ticketing information, and detailed event information for Dodge Brawl in Peoria, patrons can visit


For tickets visit:


About the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.  As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.



SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.


The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit

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