A group of WAKA Kickball players in Connecticut are looking to break the Guinness World Record for the longest kickball game. It will take place March 30-April 1 and they’re raising money for a great cause too: Kick-It, which was started by a child cancer patient and raises money for children’s cancer research through charity kickball games. Check out the details at that link.
The push is on for our spring WAKA Kickball and Dodgeball leagues.
Like it says on our Facebook page right now, “Round up your office team…email your friends and put a group together…or sign-up as a free agent and meet new people. Spring is right around the corner and the options are endless with WAKA!”
How’s this for brand loyalty? One of our employees and players got a WAKA Kickball tattoo!
- Tank Carder’s Rose Bowl MVP, Kickball Trophies Are Equally Important (sbnation.com)
- Yes, the Kickball World Championship will be held in Las Vegas on Saturday, and it will be glorious (offthebench.nbcsports.com)
TCU linebacker and ESPN Preseason All-American Tank Carder sent WAKA this picture of his mantel this week, which has his 2011 Rose Bowl defensive MVP trophy displayed right in between two WAKA Kickball trophies from one of our Fort Worth area kickball leagues.
We tweeted it (Carder retweeted it too), shared it on Facebook and sent it to a few sports bloggers. Here are some bloggers that picked up the story:
SB Nation College Football – Tank Carder’s Rose Bowl MVP, Kickball Trophies Are Equally Important
SB Nation Mountain West Connection – Tank Carder’s Rose Bowl MVP trophy between two WAKA Kickball trophies
Carder’s team qualified for our 60-team Founders Cup kickball tournament in Las Vegas this October, where the winner will be crowned World Kickball Champion. But I’m told he’ll miss it, which makes sense — it’s football season and TCU plays at San Diego State that night. But the WAKA trophies do look great next to the Rose Bowl trophy on the mantel!
- There are no lockouts in kickball (mikeholden.wordpress.com)
- Cam Newton in a charity tournament with the official WAKA kickball (mikeholden.wordpress.com)
- Competitive kickball (mikeholden.wordpress.com)
There’s been some good press for WAKA Kickball recently and this week there were two articles from California I really liked. Both pieces nicely showcase the great social aspects of WAKA and have some nice quotes. They also both mention the charity work our players do.
The writer of a San Jose Mercury News article on WAKA describes joining one of our leagues as, “Best decision ever!” And one player says, “I originally got involved because I heard about it from a friend who was starting a team. I fell in love with it. I’ve never done anything else that’s so fun and attracts so many amazing people.”
And then there’s one from Thousand Oaks, California, which has several great quotes, one of my favorites being: “The majority of my social circle is made up of kickball players.”
- No longer just a kids’ game, kickball finds resurgence among N.J. adult players (nj.com)
- The social side of sports (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
- Kickball in DC on NBC (mikeholden.wordpress.com)