Kickball Today - January 2013

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Latest WAKA Kickball Newsletter Online
Latest WAKA Kickball Newsletter Online
JANUARY 2013
Where in the World is WAKA?

Where in the World is WAKA
On location and touring around the world -- WAKA Kickball players are always on the move!

Alan B plays in: CA Canyon on Skeet Skeet Skeet; CA Tinseltown on Menace II Sobriety; CA Dogtown on WAKAholics; CA Mercury on Bazinga!
Like Father, Like Son: Alan B plays in: CA Canyon on Skeet Skeet Skeet; CA Tinseltown on Menace II Sobriety; CA Dogtown on WAKAholics; CA Mercury on Bazinga!

Jeff and Rachel Representing the CA Big Kahuna League in Sydney, Australia!
Jeff and Rachel Representing the CA Big Kahuna League in Sydney, Australia!

Ready to join the fun?

Winter leagues are open for registration in markets near you!

CA Hawk
CA Surf City
DC Atlantic
DC Blizzard
DC Capital
DC Lightning
DC Potomac
DC Monument
DC Star
DC Thunder
FL Boca
FL Coastal
FL Riverwalk
MD Annapolis Flag Football
MD Bethesda
MD Gaithersburg
NC Lightning
NC Victory
TX Free Tail
TX Tornado
VA Alexandria
VA Arlington
VA Karaoke
VA Triumph
VT Mountain Express

WAKA's Pin it to Win it Contest:

We're excited to announce our first-ever "Pin it to Win it" challenge on Pinterest. Simply create a virtual pin board featuring your favorite WAKA photos and products for a chance to win one of five WAKA Kickball League Registrations ($75 value). Contest ends 2/28/13 at 11:59pm CT. Winners will be judged based on creativity, composition & kickball goodness.

More details here!

Interested in owning your own WAKA Social Sport business?

We have franchise opportunities for the right investors and operators. Email franchise@kickball.com today!

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King of the Hill 2012!

Nominations are in, the votes have been tallied and after hours of debate and a few rounds of rock, paper, scissors to break ties - we are proud to announce the 2012 King of the Hill Award winners! Thank you to everyone who submitted entries.

Parties King - From 2013 kick off brunches epic bar crawls, the MA Ivy league know how to party! Swing through Boston and join the fun!

The FL Riverwalk league in Ft. Lauderdale boasts theme weeks EVERY WEEK!

Games King - The FL Riverwalk league in Ft. Lauderdale boasts theme weeks EVERY WEEK! To get an idea of which songs stood out the most for our players, we asked them to choose their favorites which included super hero night, paint night, and tube socks and sweat bands night.

CA Big Kahuna league wins the 2012 Culture King award!

Culture King - With WAKA weddings, babies, and networking events, and charity fundrasiers, the CA Big Kahuna league wins the 2012 Culture King award!

Communications King - The VA Peninsula league has an awesome weekly GMOT blog that keeps players informed and entertained on everthing WAKA!

League Video/Photo King - A picture is worth a thousand words. But you might only need one to describe the weekly photos from the CA Tinseltown league: Amazin.

Life of the Party: Team Zissou from Albuquerque, NM

Charity Fundraising King - We salute players in the LA Crescent league who raised more than $12,000 in 2012 for local charities!

Volunteers King - From league events and fundraisers to referring, the active volunteers in the CA Hollywood League are awesome and are this year's winners of the Volunteer King award!

2013 will bring even more opportunities for players to get involved in their leagues and communities and we can't wait to see what is in store!

How to raise an easy $600 for Charity

by WAKA CSR Christopher Franzen

The VA Monument League had a ton of fun and a ton of success raising money for Kick-it.org in 2012! In one season they were able to raise over $600 with a combination of weekly contests as well as a month long contest among the teams. Starting the first week, they began a 50/50 Raffle that players could buy tickets for. The league sponsor bar, Capital Ale House, donated two appetizers that were raffled off each week. The remaining raffle tickets went into the pool for the final drawing in which 50 percent of the money collected went to the charity and the other 50 percent went to the winner of the drawing.

The league also hosted a month long bout of Penny Wars where the winning teams competed for a $50 gift card to our sponsor bar as well as a Beer Survival Pack (bar t-shirt, beer growler, and a coupon to fill up that growler with beer of your choice). For the uninitiated, Penny Wars is a simple game where pocket change counts as positive points for your team and dollar bills count as negative points. You fill up your team's stash with as much change as possible and drop dolla-dolla-billz into your competition's stash to give them negative points. The competition heated up and at the end of the month our team of accountants, cleverly named Double Entry, had raised the most money. They took it a step further and had people pay $5 in quarters for the privilege to dress casual on Friday's for the month.

So there you have it: with weekly prizes, a chance for the sponsor bar to get involved and share the love, combined with a corporate team getting their co-workers involved behind the scenes - the league had raised $600 towards pediatric cancer research!

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