The Raymond Elementary Destination Imagination Team held its first ever Dodge Ball Tournament on Sunday, February 22nd. Fourth grade team members Jayden Deardorff, Jared Larriuz, Brady Seger, Emerson Trapp, Meghan Morey, Abigail McElfresh and Griffin Johnson organized the event, raising $530 for the Wounded Warrior Project. 50 elementary students from Raymond and Marysville threw dodge balls for a great cause. Jason Heard, local veteran, coach and Raymond dad spoke to the crowd before the tournament encouraging the crowd to help wounded veterans by building awareness and offering financial support. Destination Imagination encourages kids to have fun, take risks, focus on challenges that incorporate science, technology, engineering, math, art and service learning. Destination Imagination teams are made up of 7 students that work together to learn and experience the creative problem solving process. They have to understand the challenge, imagine options, work together on the answer, make decisions, agree on the best solution and evaluate their results. Teams get to showcase their solutions at tournaments. This Raymond team chose to tackle the service learning challenge where they identified a need and developed a service project to address that need. The team will compete in the Regional Destination Imagination competition in Reynoldsburg March 14th.