El Fuego celebrates Colin Carey dodgeball win


Winners: El Fuego

Colin Carey Dodgeball Tournament on St. Paddy’s Day

By Rachel O’Neil and Isabella Suarez

March 17th, is the moment many people have been waiting for. For fun times with friends, fun team names, and crazy homemade t-shirts to go with the annual Colin Carey Dodgeball Tournament. All of this isn’t just for fun, but for the memory of Colin Carey.

Mr. Colin Carey was a loved history teacher throughout Oakmont Regional High School. This fundraiser is for the memory of him and how much he loved dodgeball and sports. This fundraiser raises money for the Colin Carey Scholarship, which will be given to a senior who plans to go to college to be a teacher.

Carey’s yearbook tribute

Though Carey was only 31, he, unfortunately, lost his fight against Burkitt’s Lymphoma in November 2008. The Oakmont family was sad about their loss, but in memory of Carey, they came together to make this night happen.

Mr. Mark Nevard, English teacher and Carey’s friend and colleague, referred to Carey as “a passionate Irishman who loved Boston University hockey and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but what he was most passionate about was teaching history and watching his students succeed.”

So far, 10 teams total have registered to join in the fun, such as teams El Fuego and The Hash Slinging Slashers.

Last year Suavemente won in an upset. This year, the new team El Fuego has won the dodgeball tournament, the runner-ups being The Bo-Ritos. The Oakmont Student Council has helped to make this event a success over many years and hopes to keep the tradition alive.