The biggest event of the year for Deron Williams’ Point of Hope Foundation, the sixth annual Celebrity Dodge Barrage, is coming to Dallas for the first time.
The big day for Deron’s foundation is always one of the NBA point guard’s favorite of the year. All proceeds benefit his Point of Hope Foundation, which raises money for a variety of different charitable organizations and causes, including cancer research, children with autism, juvenile diabetes, single mother organizations, the Boys & Girls Club and a number of different children’s organizations.
Deron started Dodge Barrage, a charity dodgeball tournament, along with then-Utah Jazz teammate Kyle Korver in Salt Lake City back in 2009. He brought the tradition with him to New York when he played with the Brooklyn Nets, and now, it’s coming to Texas for the first time.
“It’s my main fundraising charity event of the year for my foundation, the Point of Hope Foundation,” D-Will said. “I love golf, so I started out doing golf tournaments, but there’s so many of those, a million of them, and they cost a lot to put on, and so your profit for your foundation and the charity you’re trying to raise money for is kind of limited. So I tried to think of a fun way, a way for people who don’t golf or don’t have the money to play golf, to come and enjoy an event. Kyle Korver and myself, when we were in Utah, started the Dodge Barrage. It’s kind of a hit. This is my sixth one, my first one in Dallas, and I’m really excited about it.”
Several of D-Will’s teammates will be on hand for a fun day of dodging, ducking, dipping, diving and dodging—all for a good cause.
“It’s a lot of fun. Anybody can do it, anyone can come out and have fun. We encourage costumes – the uglier, the better. I think we’re gonna have some awards this year for them,” Deron says. “I think it’s fun to just come and watch, come and spectate. You’re gonna come get to see a lot of celebrities, a lot of Mavs players are gonna be there. It’s just gonna be a great event, and we’re gonna raise a lot of money for charity. I’m excited about it.”
The tournament will take place on Sat., Sept. 10 at Frisco Fieldhouse in Frisco, Texas. Check-in is from 8-9:30 a.m., and the tournament runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more about the Dodge Barrage, sign up or buy tickets, visit PointOfHopeFoundation.org.