So, unfortunately we don't all have the luxury of heading to party with WAKA’s New Orleans Leaguesfor Mardi Gras because we have silly things like "jobs", and "social obligations", and “pets to feed.” Lucky for us, WAKA players know how to party and arebringing Fat Tuesday fun all over the country with parades, masquerades, bar crawls, and… an extra special WAKA- STY
Here at WAKA, we're always trying to do things better than the year before. This year, one of our resolutions is to communicate more thoroughly about the intent and decision-making process of the Tournaments department and the Founders Cup Selection Committee. So as our 2014 World Championship Guidelines come out, we just wanted to use this forum to call attention to the larger changes, and explain a little about how we arrived at them.
Since the 2013 WAKAPalooza Weekend concluded, we've surveyed our players in detail and had some really deep internal philosophical discussions about what Founders Cup represents. This process led us to certain guiding themes to help us navigate our policy decisions -- and perhaps the largest of these is to move in the direction of stronger team identity.
Over President's Day Weekend 2014, 13 WAKA Kickball teams from across the Southwest went to Scottsdale, Arizona to play and party at the WAKA Rock N Roll Classic - a weekend featuring lots of live music, a kickball tournament at Esteban Park and 3 incredible parties in Old Town Scottsdale. Not only was the weekend a blast, through the generous support of WAKA players in attendance, the event raised more than $2,000 for Arizona's Children Association.
Nearly 250 players were in attendance to represent their home leagues and cities.
We had the so many awesome entries in our 3rd annual Cutest Couples Valentine's Day Contest. Please help us pick a winner by voting in the blog comments below. Simply log in to your WAKA account and leave a comment with the name of your favorite pair! We'll announce this year's winners on Friday, February 14th.
Skip the candy this year and show your sweetheart how much you care with a present that speaks to his or her interests and tastes. WAKA league registrations are available for gifting and give you the chance to share a season of kickball or foam dodgeball together, and create memories you'll never forget. Get the gift of WAKA here!
For more ideas, check out the WAKA online store for great custom gifts for him and her! Here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day 2014:
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we want to see pictures of you and your kickball sweetheart... and give you a chance to win cool prizes!
To enter, submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the name of your sweetie, your WAKA league name, and tell us why you two rock as a couple. All entries must be submitted by Monday, February 10th.
Voting will run from Monday, February 10th - Thursday, February 13th on the WAKA blog. Each player is allowed one vote so make sure you tell your friends to support you! Winners will be selected by a combination of voting and judging by WAKA staff. Judges will determine winners from the photo entries that receive the most votes
If you are a new WAKA player, the most important thing you can do to have a great season is simply to show up for games and spend time with your team. We’ve found that the more time you can spend with your teammates, the better time you’ll have.
We know it can be a little intimidating to try something new and join a team so the staff at WAKA Kickball have come up with our top tips for new players so you can have a great first season:
Get your team to the parties and introduce yourself to players from other teams! Almost everyone signed up to meet new people, so stick your hand out there and say hello! - Megan L. Senior Community Manager
The Grammy Awards were held last night, so we put together a kickball game playlist inspired by the nominees and award winners. All the songs in this list were up for an award or included on a nominated album, and should help your team rock through your game!
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Thrift Shop- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
Started from the Bottom - Drake
Royals - Lorde
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake and Jay Z
Roar - Katy Perry
Stay - Rhianna featuring Mikky Ekko
Diane Young - Vampire Weekend
Now or Never - Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige
Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harrie featuring Florence Welch
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities