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Over $400,000 has been raised and donated to local charities nationwide through the efforts of CLUBWAKA and WAKA kickball leagues!
Since WAKA was first founded in 1998, charity has been an important and ongoing part of our mission.
Our gifts are growing as we do and we are proud to continue to give back to our communities through active charity programs and fundraisers. Each WAKA league is encouraged to select a local charity or local chapter of a national charity (generally one benefiting children) and raise funds and awareness for this organization. WAKA appreciates the work of the majority of leagues participating in this effort and recognizes those leagues that excel in fundraising numbers and methods. In this way, we all work to increase awareness among everyone associated with WAKA about how they can help those in need in their area.
KICK-IT is a national volunteer driven effort focused solely on raising money for children’s cancer research. KICK-IT was founded by a 10-year old cancer patient with a big dream: to cure cancer by playing our favorite game. KICK-IT has raised more then 3 million dollars for children’s cancer research.
KEEN USA, through its network of affiliates provides free sports and recreation programs for young people with disabilities. KEEN pairs a trained volunteer “coach”, one-to-one, with a young “athlete,” and lets them discover together just what they can do. KEEN's programs are unstructured and non-competitive, allowing young people facing even significant challenges to find joy through play.
To help individual leagues coordinate their charitable efforts, WAKA suggests a wide variety of proven fundraisers including kickball tournaments, silent auctions, scavenger hunts, league merchandise sales, bachelor and bachelorette auctions, walk-a-thons,and many more fun and unique events.
On a national level, WAKA strives to assist charitable endeavors with the same grassroots approach.
Organizations looking for help in small kickball tournaments and events are paired with their local WAKA Kickball leagues for equipment, training and volunteers.