About Us

What started in 1998 as the World Adult Kickball Association, has exploded across the nation as WAKA Kickball & Social Sports, the country’s premiere social sports and event company.

In everything we do, we believe in having fun. Life should be fun, and people should be happy. Our goal is to create 100 million smiles and our mission is to deliver the best fun and life-changing happiness. We do this by operating fantastic league, event, and party experiences. WAKA is about best parties, best games, and best friends.

WAKA’s Founders

The WAKA story goes a little something like this... In 1998, a group of friends, Johnny LeHane, David Lowry, and Jimmy Walicek, gathered in a bar in Washington, DC. As young professionals, they were missing the social clubs and easy ways of meeting people that they had experienced in college. So they did the most logical thing - they got their friends together for a kickball game.

Today, WAKA offers leagues in 35 states and organizes events all around the country. To ensure we stay close to the mission and constantly create fun and memorable experiences, WAKA’s founders have carved out 4 core values that guide everything we do.

To learn more about our Founders and their background, we welcome you to reach out and connect with Johnny, David, and Jimmy via linked in.

WAKA’s Core Values

Be Positive and Deliver the Best - This is our guide to customer happiness and pride in what we do.

Do the Right Thing - This is our guide to help us make the best decisions.

Family First - WAKA believes in the strength of the family and will best accommodate and schedule through an employee's family needs.

Live Fun - This is our mantra and is the foundation upon which WAKA was built. Life should be fun, and people should be happy.

WAKA’s Employees

WAKA employees are a passionate group and we love what we do. We work tirelessly to create fun, happy moments for our players and customers, and when we are done, we play kickball with our kids or spend quality time with family and friends.

In addition to our unusual product and genuine core values, we also believe the way we work is a uniquely awesome experience. Our employees all work from home, almost all of the time. While this lifestyle comes with it’s own challenges, we believe it is the best way to balance a fun work and personal life.

If working for WAKA is something you may be interested in, click here to see what opportunities are available.