"Dodge for Josh" tournament held in memory of 11-year-old boy

Updated: 03/09/2014 11:19 PM
Created: 03/09/2014 5:14 PM WHEC.com

Dip, duck, dive and dodge was the goal at the third annual "Dodge for Josh" Dodgeball Tournament at Irondequoit High School Sunday.

Teams of six lined up against each other and all ages were invited to participate.

It's all held in memory of Josh Rojas. He was 11 years when he collapsed and died during a water break at soccer practice back in 2005.

Josh's mom says she couldn't be happier with the support she's gotten from the community.

Kristan Rojas, Josh's mom, said, "This community has always been amazing to our family. When we lost Josh, they just stepped up and supported us all this time. We just wanted to give back and support other families that lose their children. The town of Irondequoit and Monroe County have just been amazing to us. So it warms our hearts, because a parent's worst fear when they lose their child is that they're going to be forgotten."

The event serves as a fundraiser for the Josh Rojas Foundation, which helps support families who experienced the sudden loss of a child.

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