Kickball Today - July 2011

Kickball Today July 2011: WIN $10,000 THIS SUMMER! PLUS, LET'S OUT RAISE COLBERT & FALLON! WAKA Kickball - Best Parties. Best Games. Best Friends.
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ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO KICK


MIKE'S HARD LEMONADE IS LOOKING FOR KICKBALLERS ... TO RECEIVE $10,000 IN CASH PLUS OTHER PRIZES!

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!

Here's what you need to know:

  • What's it all about? Mike's is looking for kickballers, dodgeballers, and players from around the country of any other sport you can think of, to shoot a quick video of themselves explaining how they stand out from the crowd and play hard. (watch their intro video)
  • What do you have to do? Post a short video of YOU or YOUR WAKA KICKBALL TEAM on the Mike's Hard Lemonade Facebook page (from June 28th -- August 16th) -- and then get your friends to vote for it. Simple, right? Just be sure everyone in the video is over 21 years old.
  • What can you win (besides fame and glory for eternity)? The 20 top-rated videos will receive Mike's limited-edition prizes. The very best videos will also be featured in Mike's advertising and the top prize is $10,000 cold, hard, cash!

Check out the "HARD SPORTS" tab on Mike's Facebook page to learn more. And then grab your video camera, put on your WAKA t-shirt and show the world what you're made of!

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Turn your passion for WAKA Kickball into a new career!

LOOKING FOR A NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY?

Are you or someone you know looking for a new business opportunity? Turn your passion for WAKA Kickball into a new career!

Check out the new franchise section of kickball.com. We've included answers to frequently asked questions about the program and there's a short form where you can submit a request for more information. Contact us today!.

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SCHEDULE SOME FUN! REGISTER TODAY FOR THESE LEAGUES

Recruit a group of friends, neighbors and co-workers, or sign up as an individual free agent and start meeting new people each week on the kickball field! We have leagues in over 35 states and here are just a few of the ones open for registration right now:

You can find even more WAKA leagues through kickball.com.

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LET'S BEAT COLBERT & FALLON! AND RAISE MONEY FOR YET ANOTHER GREAT CAUSE!

Have you caught that commercial recently that features a bouncing red kickball?

The ad is for DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that allows public school teachers to post classroom project requests -- donors then decide which projects they'd like to donate toward. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class, and even include kickballs and other athletic equipment.

We are excited to tell you WAKA now has its own page on DonorsChoose.org, and your league can get involved to help more students get the classroom materials they need. And we also have a small goal -- to out raise Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon! We know WAKA players can do it -- you have raised over $1 million for charity in the past four years alone!

Learn more about out raising Colbert and Fallon on our blog, and how it can help put kickballs and other supplies in schools across the country!

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LOOK OUT! WAKA'S GOT DODGEBALL!

You've asked for more and we've answered! WAKA is putting together dodgeball leagues in Boston, DC and Dallas, with more cities coming soon. As with kickball, this is co-ed and for 21+ only. And we use soft play dodgeballs, which are much softer than the ball you might remember from gym class. Join the WAKA Dodgeball mailing list for your city now and find out how you can win prizes at our pre-season parties.

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WAKA IN THE NEWS!

We all know and love WAKA. And of course, we believe it should be shouted from the mountaintops, so we're glad these awesome media outlets agree -- check it out!


Deseret News

The next dodgeball: kickin' it old school in Salt Lake adult kickball leagues

Around 200 twenty-somethings, among others, gather each Thursday evening in a large, grassy quadrangle at Salt Lake's Liberty Park.

Different groups dress in matching colors of red, brown, blue, pink as cries, screams, shouts and laughter float around the square from a few friendly games of kickball.

That's right. Kickball -- for adults, that is?

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EastValleyTribune.com

Kickball!

Adults, get ready to go back to recess. Old-school kickball for grown-ups is now a national trend, and nowhere is it more popular than Chandler, where the World Adult Kickball Association's AZ Thunder Summer 2011 will kick off on Wednesday.

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Waltham News Tribune

For Waltham adult kickball league, the game is afoot

When it comes to kickball, it really is all in the name.

Whereas professional sports teams name themselves after animals, archetypes, inanimate objects and other safe family-friendly terminology, kickball naming doesn't seem to have any limit, or censoring.

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Inc.

How I Did It: Johnny LeHane, WAKA Kickball

WAKA Kickball co-founder Johnny LeHane talks about building longer term relationships with his customers--and learning to ask for help.

Watch the Video

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Where in the world is WAKA Kickball?

On location and touring around the world -- WAKA Kickball players are always on the move! Check out some recent pictures of WAKA players from across the country and around the world.


Switzerland

Abby D. from Walk of Shame in the TX Live League poses in her WAKA gear while in Switzerland

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Belize

Jessica P. and Megan G. from LA Triumph League strike a pose on a beach in Belize.

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Ibiza, Spain

Adam B. and Christie A. from "Bayside" in DC Potomac League stop in front of Eden and Es Paradis Clubs in Ibiza, Spain.

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Rome

Eddy N. from CA Gold Rush League and a friend take a quick break from sight-seeing to show some WAKA love at the Coliseum in Rome.

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