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What started in 1998 as the World Adult Kickball Association, has exploded across the nation as CLUBWAKA, the country’s premier social club providing adult sports leagues, social activities, and events.
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.
The CLUBWAKA 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. What resulted was the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) an organization running the most fun and social co-ed adult kickball leagues across America.
After years of success with WAKA, Jimmy, Johnny, and David wanted to share the WAKA experience with more people. They wanted fans of other sports and even those who aren’t athletically inclined to be able to join in on the WAKA fun, so in 2016 they created CLUBWAKA: the country’s premier social sports and events company.
Today, CLUBWAKA offers a variety of sports leagues in some 50 cities and organizes events all around the country. To ensure we stay close to the mission and constantly create fun and memorable experiences, CLUBWAKA’s lived by four core values that guide everything we do.
CLUBWAKA’s Core Values
Live Fun - This is our “why.” Everything we do, we believe in having fun. Life should be fun, and people should be happy.
Do the Right Thing - We make our best decisions when following this principle. This includes being positive and delivering the best, being fair, fostering a safe environment, and respecting our staff, members, partners, and each other.
Family First - We believe in the strength of family, however defined, and will best accommodate and schedule time off needed during an employee's family needs.
Strength in Community - By creating and providing real-life social opportunities for people we are a positive part of every community in which we operate. We strengthen and better our communities by supporting and working with community members, businesses, and charities. Partnering with us is a positive experience.
CLUBWAKA employees are a passionate group who love working to bring this unique experience to fun people. We work tirelessly to create fun, happy moments for our members, 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. Most CLUBWAKA employees work from home offices. While this lifestyle comes with its own challenges, we believe it allows for a balanced work and personal life.
If working for CLUBWAKA is something you may be interested in, click here to see what opportunities are available.