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Dodgeball for a Cause: Scorpion Raises $1K for Henry Mayo Hospital


Scorpion faced off against The Santa Clarita Signal in a charity dodgeball competition to raise money for Henry Mayo Hospital.

If there are two qualities that characterize Scorpion, it’s our love for the community and our competitive nature. On Monday, we combined the two and participated in a charity dodgeball competition to raise money for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Santa Clarita.

Henry Mayo is a not-for-profit hospital and trauma center founded by community leaders who wanted to create a patient-centered environment that exceeds expectations. Scorpion chose to raise funds for Henry Mayo because the hospital is such a vital component of the Santa Clarita Valley.

“This hospital is a big part of our community here in Santa Clarita,” said Ben Fiandaca, VP of Client Development at Scorpion. “It was a great experience to get to raise money for Henry Mayo by playing a friendly dodgeball match.”

Sky High Sports hosted the dodgeball match on Monday, March 23. Scorpion faced players from The Signal for five intense rounds of dodgeball. The competition was tied after the first two rounds, but Scorpion pulled ahead, winning the final three rounds to take home the trophy.

Both teams had a great time playing for charity, so much so that they continued to play even after the official competition was over, mixing up the teams and playing a few extra rounds just for fun.

“It’s always great spending time with my coworkers outside of the office, and the fact that it benefitted the community made it even better,” said Scorpion Senior Web Developer Jon Gauthier.

According to Tony McGinnis, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Scorpion, the competition also served as a positive example for children who participate in Santa Clarita’s many youth sports programs.

“This dodgeball competition raised money for the community and demonstrated sportsmanship to all the little ones watching,” explained McGinnis. “As an active participant in Santa Clarita youth sports, I’ve seen how much of a difference positive examples like this can make.”

As a local business, Scorpion is passionate about supporting the Santa Clarita community and appreciates other organizations that do the same. “Henry Mayo benefits everyone in the community,” said Fiandaca. “I hope for more opportunities to support and work alongside them.”