The Vancouver Dodgeball League (VDL) is Vancouver’s first, largest and only non-profit dodgeball organization. VDL’s mission is to advance Dodgeball in Vancouver and build a community that’s based on fun, fitness, service and spirit. VDL is governed by a board of directors, and all revenues go back to supporting this mission.
Founded in 2004 by Kevin Bao during his undergrad, VDL began by hosting various drop-in nights and tournaments. 12 players attended the first drop-in night, and a few months later, it swelled to 120 players playing in tournaments. With a founding team consisting of Keith Bao, Truong Cao, Amy Chin, Jason Chow, and Eddie Lee, VDL began offering league play in Spring 2006 (Season 1), which became a permanent home for avid dodgeball players. VDL has now grown into the largest dodgeball league in Metro Vancouver, played across 4 nights a week including a subsidiary league in Coquitlam (CDL), with over 200 teams and surpassing 1,500 players.
The league is powered by its players. Run by a 50+ group of committed and hard-working executive volunteers, they are the backbone of the organization and all admittedly share their love and addiction to the game. Each executive contributes countless hours of work and a tremendous amount of dedication to keep the league running smoothly while simultaneously expanding it.
VDL has developed into a warm community that fosters team building, new friendships, recreational to high competition, and of course, fun, fitness, service and spirit. Each league night is filled with a unique and exciting experience shared by a multicultural group of players.
Today, VDL continues staying true to its mission to advancing the sport and building community by organizing a variety of activities, including league play, tournaments, skills clinics and pub nights! It gives back to the wider community by participating in and sponsoring various charitable and community endeavours. By being a nonprofit organization, the league prides itself on giving back to its players and to the Metro Vancouver community. VDL looks forward to maintaining and expanding its continuous service for years to come.