"Be you". That's the message, the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council wants to get across while trying to dodge an onslaught of balls.
Students from Rockford public and private schools joined together to encourage one another to love and respect themselves and not follow the crowd.
The dodge ball tournament raised funds for the Rockford Park District's "Fun For All Kids" fee assistance program. It also will go toward helping needy families during the Christmas season this year.