An Auburn University graduate, former team captain and NCAA national champion and a member of the 2003 U.S. World Championship team, Denniston has been paralyzed since a freak snowboarding accident while on vaction in the Rocky Mountains. Wanting to help alleviate the burden of medical expenses, the swim team has put together two events to help raise money for Denniston and his hopeful recovery.
The first takes place Wednesday night, April 13, at the War Eagle Supper Club on South College Street. There the Velcro Pygmies will play a show to benefit Denniston. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $10 cover charge at the door.
Saturday, April 16, from 3-9 p.m. for the 'Swing, Dodge and Dunk for Dave' at the Sports Academy at Midway Plaza in Opelika, located one mile from the Auburn Mall on Pepperell Parkway. Participants may "Swing" in the batting cages, "Dodge" in the co-ed dodge ball tournament or "Dunk" local celebrities and athletes in the dunking booth.
All of the donations received are 100 percent tax deductible and will to directly towards Denniston's medical assistance fund. For more information you can contact The Sports Academy at (334) 749-4040. Teams wanting to register for the "Dodge For Dave" dodgeball tournament must register by Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m.