Sunday, March 22nd at 1:00pm

The Pot




Teams compete in an epic Dodgeball tournament to determine who will bring home the coveted Octotrophy. Each team donates at least $3000 to the charity pot. All of the donations will be split between four local charities. In the process, hundreds will be entertained.


SoMa Recreation Center
270 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Sunday, March 22nd, 1:00pm until 6:30pm

  • 1:00 to 1:30 - Sign in and warm up
  • 1:30 to 4:30 - Round Robin Tournament play
  • 4:45 to 6:00 - Single Elimination Round
  • 6:00 to 6:30 - Awards ceremony
  • 7:00 to 10:00 - After-party at the GitHub office


In 2013 20 teams joined us to compete on the dodgeball court, all in the name of charity. Heroku prevailed for the second time and brought home the Octotrophy, but the real champions are those who received some of the $58,000 we raised!

We're headed to the beautiful Soma Recreation Center, and are devoted to making this year's tournament the best one yet. The buy-in to enter is $3,000, and all funds will be split among the charities.


We will all be playing for four amazing local charities:

Build BUILD's mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. In 2002, BUILD became a key player in school districts when it went into local high schools and began offering its entrepreneurship curriculum as a daily, credited class. By working closely with the partner schools and their teachers, BUILD began supplementing students' traditional education with the real-life experience of running their own small businesses.
Second Harvest Food Bank Mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need.
SF Public Library The SF Library system is pretty amazing. Not only are they one mega, open source of information and learning in the sense of lending books, music, etc., but they also have all kinds of others programs to support the community. It is also one of the few places people can go and use computers for free. Finally, it often doubles as safe space for at risk youth and the homeless population.
Glide Glide provides many kinds of services to anyone who needs them, from shelter, to healthcare, to overcoming violence.


We'll be using the National Amateur Dodgeball Association's, rules for our tournament: 2015 tournament rules. Teams will need 10 players on court during gameplay, but can have up to 15 members per team to allow for player substitutions.

Additional donations

All donations are being handled by Bright Funds. If you're not planning on playing but would like to make additional donations to sponsor a team, head over to the Bright Funds GitHub Dodegball Page to chip in.


  • Team Nexmo



  • Merges and Acquisitions



  • Aces of Rebase



  • Beat & Raise


    Goldman Sachs

  • Dam Beavers



Team Signup

  • Each participating company can submit two teams to the tournament.
  • Teams should be at least 10 players, but not more than 15.
  • Each team must have 3:1 male–female ratio.
We pledge to donate at least $3000 USD to the charity pot via Bright Funds by 3/20/15


Send them to dodgeball@github.com

No, you don't have any questions? Well what are you waiting for? Go sign up to duck and dodge in the name of charity!