We have released the list of the 60 WAKA Kickball teams invited to compete in Las Vegas over Columbus Day Weekend for the 2011 Founders Cup and the title of World Kickball Champion. Check out the entire list of 2011 Founders Cup kickball teams and make plans to join us for the weekend.
For the past 2 years, Kickhopopatamus from Boston, Massachusetts has been one of the furthest traveled and most fun teams to hang out with during World Kickball Championship Weekend. Last year, they also won the $2,000 cash prize in the Kick-it Challenge. This year, they are coming back to win it again, play in the Founders Cup, and they are bringing more accoutrements than ever! Player Michael Coughlin shared a bit about the team’s history and some advice for teams coming to the tournament in Las Vegas for the first time.
As the world authority on the sport of kickball, we feel obligated (and excited) to report that there was a kickball game played this evening in New York City between Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Daily Show.
It might be early August, but now's the time to start thinking about Fall 2011 WAKA Kickball!
Some of our fall leagues are open for registration now and others will be opening in the coming weeks. It's time to fire that email or text off to your friends, recruit them on Facebook or get them all together however it is you do it. Tell them to schedule some time for WAKA Kickball fun this fall!
Use the Play Kickball widget in the right side menu of our blog to find the leagues closest to you. Just plug in your zip code and hit enter -- the widget will provide a list of leagues and will also let you know how many miles they are from you.
Captain Michael Long of The Box Crushers from Atlanta, GA shared his new team song and gave us the inside scoop on his team and what they are most excited about at the Founders Cup World Kickball Championship.
Please check out the designs and in the comments below, tell us which design you like best and why. These scores and comments will help us decide which designs should become the next official t-shirt for the 2011 event! The shirts will be Metro Blue and available for sale onsite during World Kickball Championship Weekend and through the WAKA online store. Thank you to all who have submitted their original artwork for the 2011 World Kickball Championship Weekend t-shirt design contest.
This summer, Mike's Hard Lemonade is giving away $10,000 and other special prizes to kickballers like you through the Mike's® HARD SPORTS video contest. So get your video cameras (and your secret, game-winning moves) ready! We'd love to see a WAKA player win this!
Check it out at that link and please share that with anyone you think might be interested (there are social sharing buttons right on that NBC Washington page or here on this blog post). The story includes mention about WAKA being a great way to meet new people, our players charity work and even mentions World Kickball Championship Weekend in Las Vegas.