Stay Outta Bitch Zone
Shut The F***ing Gate
These are only a few of the rules that players enforce on themselves and each other every Sunday at Chestnut Branch Park in Mantua, New Jersey. Promptly at 3-ish, competitors of all different backgrounds and ages go to the tennis courts with dodge balls in hand, ready to pitch them at the enemy team. Once the game ends, they applaud, reset the balls and line right back up, all the while joking and having a good time with good friends. From humble beginnings, this weekly activity has become much more for the many people involved. Dante Sisto and Jake Boyle were both involved from the start, and their passion goes far beyond the game most people only played in high school. It's gotten pretty big - actually some would say the growth is alarming - but how far is it going to go?
Before every dodge ball session, Sisto creates a Snapchat story in the style of old WWE wrestling callouts to stir up excitement and rivalry on the court. In this one, Sisto makes sure you know that he's the champ.
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism, Communication Arts and Sciences
I’ve been producing video since high school, but my time at Penn State has shown me how far I can go. After producing videos for class, I’ve realized that my passion is creating and collaborating on both journalistic as well as entertainment pieces. I will be interning with a film distribution service and sound stage to further understand the industry and what goes into film, and I am currently working with friends to produce a web-based sketch comedy show.