Kickball Today - June 2011

Kickball Today June: $20,000 in Kickball Prizes, Dodgeball and WAKA's Best Bar Crowds WAKA Kickball - Best Parties. Best Games. Best Friends.
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ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO KICK


WORLD KICKBALL CHAMPIONSHIP® PRIZE PACKAGES ANNOUNCED --
MORE THAN $20,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES!!

2011 Founders Cup Championship

We are excited to offer the largest prize packages ever this year for the Founders Cup Tournament and The Kickball Games. With so much at stake, October 7-9, 2011 will be a kickball weekend you won't want to miss!

Founders Cup tournament champions receive:

  • $10,000 cash prize
  • FREE team entry to the 2012 Founders Cup World Kickball Championship* ($750 value)
  • Special champagne ride in a private team coach after the tournament to kick off your celebration. You will be picked up from the field and returned to the Flamingo Hotel. ($1000 value!)
  • Total Prize Package Value: $11,750

Founders Cup tournament runner ups will receive:

  • FREE team entry to the 2012 Founders Cup World Kickball Championship* ($750 value)
  • Private team coach after the tournament for transportation to your hotel. You will be picked up from the field and returned to the Flamingo Hotel. ($1000 value!)
  • Total Prize Package Value: $1,750

Founders Cup Final Four teams receive:

  • FREE team entry to the 2012 Founders Cup World Kickball Championship* ($750 value)
  • Total Prize Package Value: $750

TOTAL PRIZE POOL FOR FOUNDERS CUP WORLD KICKBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: $15,000

The Five Kickball Games Superlative Prize Winners each receive:

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • FREE team entry to The Kickball Games 2012 ($500 value)
  • Total Prize Package Value: $1500 (x5 winners!)

TOTAL PRIZE POOL FOR THE KICKBALL GAMES: $7,500

*Free team entry will be awarded to the team captain and/or the person that submitted payment for the 2011 event.

Get all the details on Founders Cup and The Kickball Games and book your flights and your hotel room today. The biggest weekend in kickball is only 100 days away! And for all you graphic artists out there -- we need your help designing a World Kickball Championship Weekend t-shirt. See you all in Vegas!

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WAKA WELCOMES FIRST FRANCHISE OWNER

WAKA awarded its first franchise

In early June, WAKA awarded its first franchise to New Orleans native Sean Gaubert. Sean is a longtime WAKA Kickball player and had been working part-time for WAKA as a Customer Service Representative in New Orleans.

To learn more about WAKA's franchise program and how you can turn your passion for WAKA Kickball into a business, please see the franchise section of kickball.com.

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WAKA'S GOT DODGEBALL!

LOOK OUT, BOSTON! WAKA'S GOT DODGEBALL!

BIG NEWS!!! WAKA is now running its first DODGEBALL league in South Boston. As with kickball, this is co-ed and for 21+ only. And we use soft play dodgeballs -- come check them out at our free pick-up game on Tuesday, July 12 at the Boston Athletic Club. Games are Tuesday nights, the season starts July 26. Read more on our blog and get yourself and all your friends registered for WAKA Dodgeball before it fills up!

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ACT FAST! MORE SUMMER KICKBALL LEAGUES CLOSING REGISTRATION SOON

It's not too late to join some summer leagues. Sign up a full team, a group of friends or as an individual free agent. Already registered for summer? More than 100 people have commented on this WAKA Facebook post and added their WAKA summer team name to it. Have you?

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

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WHICH WAKA LEAGUE BARS DRAW THE BIGGEST AND BEST CROWDS?

great WAKA league bar pictures

We hear stories all the time about the scene at the WAKA league bars after games. We get pictures from some of you of great crowds that turnout. Some league bars even promote WAKA nights to their other patrons because WAKA players turn their bar into such a good time.

Brendan Kelly, owner of the original WAKA league bar, Kelly's Irish Times in Washington, D.C., recently told us, "Working with WAKA Kickball is one of the best business decisions we have made in our 30 years in business." We love hearing that!

Continue reading this story on WAKA's Kickball Today blog and find out how to send us your great WAKA league bar pictures and stories. We've also added a second blog post on WAKA league bars, featuring pictures some of you have already submitted to us after reading that initial post on WAKA bar crowds.

We need your submissions from the field as well for the blog -- we're looking for videos of great kickball plays and your input on what the longest WAKA Kickball winning and losing streaks are.

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IS THAT TIGER WOODS PLAYING WAKA KICKBALL?

a Woods impersonator known as The Tiger Double

Tiger Woods may have missed the U.S. Open due to an injury, but he's been spotted recently on the kickball fields in Phoenix, Arizona. Well, a guy that looks a lot like him has.

Reggie Alcos (pictured here on the left) is a new WAKA Kickball player in the AZ Horizon league and he also works as a Woods impersonator known as The Tiger Double.

Continue reading this story on WAKA's Kickball Today blog.

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WAKA CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Rain-out Charity Raffle

Sisters Elizabeth B. and Jeannette B. of DC Capital League take a moment to pose with WAKA Founders David L., Jimmy W. and Johnny L. during a charity raffle night they helped to organize!

They are sisters and both play in the DC Capital League. Jennette is from CA where she played WAKA. She now lives in the DC area and helps with the league charity. The two of them had a charity raffle the night of the games and raised a lot of money for a rain out night.


MO Kansas City League raised money for the Joplin Tornado Relief

Big kudos to MO Kansas City League who opted to donate their league party funds to the Joplin Tornado Relief through the American Red Cross. WAKA Customer Service Representative Chris B. recently presented Macaela S.from the American Red Cross with the oversized check. Great job everyone!

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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.


Chichen Itza

Jason S. though not in his usual kilt attire, still represents WAKA well while vacationing in Chichen Itza in Mexico.

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St. Petersburg

During a Baltic Cruise, Joe B. from NY Mid-Hudson League strikes a pose in front of a Russian Palace near St. Petersburg.

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Jaipur, India

Catarina C. from CA Dogtown League poses with her mom at the Amber Fort in Jaipur, India.

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Celeb Sighting

WAKA's own Kristen D. and her fiance Ed snagged a celeb sighting when they ran into BOB from Maine, the winner of Survivor two seasons ago.

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Belize

Jamie G. from Texas Space City League is snapped preparing to zip line while with other WAKA players from Texas, Washington DC and New Orleans -- everyone was in Belize for a fellow kickballer's wedding! Congrats!

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