The sports you played in college are paying off in a big way. No, not football or basketball — think beer pong, foosball, and your favorite tailgating games. With tons of tournaments around the country and a few around the world, tour prize purse amounts for games are more than enough to pay off student loan debt, reaching thousands and millions for some. And the bragging rights are worth even more.
Tour Prize Purse: $50,000, with first place winning $20,000
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Championship: Ultimate Dodgeball Championship, August 10, 2014, at SkyZone Las Vegas
Rules: Throw the ball at the other team. Don't fall down. Don't get hit by a ball. Last man standing wins.
Odds: From 55 local tourneys, teams advance to regionals where eight teams compete in the final championship game. It's still the same dodgeball, but the ground beneath you is a trampoline.