2022 Battle Registration Form is due by April 1, 2022.
There are three easy ways to register for the 2022 Battle
Online: Click on the attachment below to access the 2022 Battle Registration Form.
1. Please note that if you have more than one team, you must submit a Registration Form for each team.
2. Once you complete the Form, save it and Email the saved file as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mail: Download the 2022 Battle Registration Forms and mail your completed Form to:
Special Olympics of Greater Dayton
C/O Barb Perkins
7806 John Adams Lane
Dayton, OH 45459
By Fax: Download the 2022 Battle Registration Form and fax your completed Form to (937) 436-0228.
- This is a great way to raise Battle Bucks for your team and enjoy a night at the Dragons game!
- For each ticket purchased at $14.00… Special Olympics gets $7.00!
- Anyone can order tickets… But to ensure that your Battle Team receives Battle Bucks credit ($7.00 per ticket purchased), email to the Battle at email@example.com the email confirmation you received from the Dragons with your Company name.
- To order tickets, click the link below and see “How To Order” on the flyer below.
- The deadline to order tickets is Sunday May 1st
When we called this year’s Battle a “Mini” Battle, apparently we weren’t kidding, because this is only our second battle results update, and it’s already our last update (before the final results)! I guess this means we’ll have to make it a good one. Grab a chair and a drink. Here we go!
Sand volleyball y’all… First of all, could the weather have been more perfect? Keep in mind, it could have been 90 and sunny, or raining, but yeah no, your friendly Battle Board figured you’d enjoy a cool 75 degrees… You’re welcome! If anyone has a wedding or other big event coming up, just let us know the weather you’d like, and we’ll get it ordered!
Before we talk about sand volleyball results – first of all, how did you guys like sand compared to indoor? We’d love to hear your feedback, please feel free to reply and let us know. Second, did you see some of the amazing things that happened at Setters? For instance, teams cheering for each other, and how close some of those games were! Almost every playoff game needed a third set to determine the winner. Also, possibly the craziest thing of all, I’ve been playing volleyball for almost 15 years and have never seen a game go to 32-30. Way to go LexisNexis and Reynolds – Team 3, you set a record for the longest game many of us have ever seen. We may have to add a cap of 25 for next year!
Alright, how’s that for an intro? Need another drink? I’ll wait… Good? Okay… Here we go… Sand volleyball results!!! *DRUM* *ROLL* *PLEASE*… After a hard-fought battle in pool play, we ended up with eight teams qualifying into the playoffs (two teams from each of the four pools). They were (sorted by seed 1-8)
Ellipse, Winsupply, Skyward, Reynolds – Team 3, CareSource, LexisNexis, Vivial Black and Reynolds – Team 4. Then, everyone enjoyed a burger, beer, and the quarterfinals, which brought us to our final four: Ellipse, Reynolds – Team 3, Winsupply and LexisNexis. The semi-finals did not disappoint at all – I remember watching Ellipse vs. Reynolds – Team 3 on their third set with the score 10-10 thinking, this is literally anybody’s game. All four teams were incredibly evenly matched.
After an awesome day on the beach (or as close as we can get to a beach in Dayton, Ohio), Winsupply ended up getting the title of 2021 Sand Volleyball Champion. Congratulations, Winsupply! Our runner-up, in second place, Ellipse, was soooo close. They won the first set against Winsupply, but lost sets two and three. Great job on a strong finish Ellipse! The third vs. fourth place match was just as impressive to watch. LexisNexis ended up edging out Reynolds – Team 3, but not by much, folks. Both teams had some great swings on the ball. LexisNexis got bronze and Reynolds – Team 3 ended the sand volleyball tournament in 4th place. Great job to all teams and thank you to all players who participated or simply joined us and cheered, we enjoyed having you and seeing you!
Okay, last but not least, overall results through Saturday, July 31 – Taylor holding on to 1st place with 372 points. Reynolds & Reynolds – Team 1 in 2nd place with 350 points. Now this part is interesting, Reynolds & Reynolds – Team 3 is in 3rd place with 336 points (they must really like the number 3), BUT, get this, there are six teams within 18 points of 3rd place. So, it’s really still anybody’s game! And you know how it’ll get determined? Mini-golf!!! It’s all happening tomorrow at “The Trails”. Hole-in-one, or six? Ace, or bunker? In the hole, or in the river? Get some sleep, eat your Wheaties, and come show us your putt-putt talent tomorrow (or just come hang out and cheer for your friends).
Oh, and don’t forget, we will be presenting awards tomorrow after mini-golf (as soon as we get them ready). So, after you’re done golfing, stick around for a bit, don’t leave, and enjoy a conversation or two while we prepare the results. Weather should be great once again. Skyward & Kettering Police/Fire will be selling donuts. Make it a challenge, see if you can finish all the donuts before we can finish the results!
I know everyone is excited to talk about the results. But before we do that, I’d like to start with a new record we set this weekend. 776. Who wants to guess what this is? Okay, fine, I’ll tell you – the number of days since our last Battle together. It’s so good to be back. On behalf of the Battle Board of Directors, I’d like to say that we missed every single one of you and are very happy to see some new companies and new faces for the 2021 “Mini” Battle.
Okay, here we go, results – our top story and news headline is not about any of our usual top-ranking teams (WHAAAT?!!). It’s about a team that does not typically has the highest points, however, it’s a very popular team that everyone cheers for. Did someone say, “The Special Olympics Team”? Yep, those guys! Get this, not only did The Special Olympics team get THIRD OVERALL in bowling (which is amazing by the way), something even more amazing happened – the highest individual score (for all three games) goes to *DRUM ROLL* Special Olympics’ star Kevin with 623 pins!!! How awesome for Kevin and the Special Olympics team?
Continuing with bowling results, Reynolds & Reynolds – Team 1 got gold and were the only team to break 2000 pins, with a striking total of 2058 (average of 172 per player per game). Taylor was very close behind Reynolds, in 2nd place, with total 1969 pins. And finally, as I had mentioned above (I am telling you, I was not joking), Special Olympics came in 3rd place with 1594 pins, beating Vivial – Black by 9 pins (total for all 3 games) and R&R – Team 3 by 16. Wow, what close games!
After leaving bowling on Saturday, everyone thought “wow, bowling was fun, there’s no way we can have more fun than this!”. Well, think again. Our awesome Battle teams went back to Beaver Vu for a second day of friendly yet fierce competition. Cornhole Ladder was different, right? That 50’ board was super easy, wasn’t it? Okay, maybe not this year, but with some practice over the summer with BBQ and beer, it’ll be “easier” next year. Someone did come very close to making it in today. That said, the team that’s good at sinking bags is also the team that’s good at making bikes – HUFFY! A new team this year, hit the ground running (or biking) with a total team score of 94, putting them in 1st place in Cornhole Ladder. Taylor also got 2nd place here (they must really like silver medals) with 89 points. Reynolds Team 1 was only three points behind Taylor with 86 points!
Our final event (relax, final event “for the weekend”) was another new event – Trivia! Here’s a trivia question for you – Guess who finally made gold instead of silver? Taylor, with a total team score of 49! Way to go, guys. In 2nd place, five points behind Taylor, we have Winsupply (I remember those guys being really good at volleyball two years ago, so keep an eye on them for next weekend!). Finally, in 3rd place, Skyward (a returning team from 2013)! They outsmarted Reynolds & Reynolds – Team 2 by a mere one point and took bronze. Way to go, Skyward!
Yes, it’s a long email, but this is the last paragraph, and I haven’t sent one of these emails in over two years, so that makes it okay! Alright, overall results (through Sunday, July 25) – If anyone is looking for a catch, swipe right y’all, Taylor apparently has the full package… They are athletic AND smart! Between Bowling, Cornhole Ladder and Trivia, they have 1st place (for now) with a combined total of 292 team points! Reynolds & Reynolds – Team 1 is in 2nd place with 276 points. Are they going to catch up to Taylor? Now get this, CareSource was NOT on the podium for any of the three individual events, however, they did well enough in all three to make the podium of the overall results with 250 points, how cool is that?!! Can those teams hold on to the top three spots though? Reynolds – Team 3, Skyward and Oerlikon are only within 10 points of the podium. Anything can happen and everything can change next weekend. Who’s excited? Who’s ready? Who has a time machine to fast forward the workweek to Friday (and can do that every week)?
See you at our next event, Sand Volleyball, on Saturday, July 31st at 10am at Setters.
Also, if you have any feedback about our new events from this past weekend, but only if it’s good feedback (just kidding), please send it along.
Have a great week, try to actually work and not think about Battle too much, and see you Saturday!