Kickball Today - March 2011

Kickball Today March 2011: $20,000 in Vegas! WAKA Kickball - Best Parties. Best Games. Best Friends.
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Three Days of Fun, A Lifetime of Memories

WORLD KICKBALL CHAMPIONSHIP® WEEKEND

The 2011 World Kickball Championship® Weekend will be three days filled with parties, kickball and more than $20,000 in prizes! Here are the details:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • October 8-10, 2011
  • Founders Cup: 64 of the best kickball teams in the world
  • The Kickball Games: 48 of the most fun kickball teams in the world
  • Parties every night
  • More than $20,000 in prizes and awards

Everything's Better in Vegas -- Including the Prizes

The winner of the 2011 Founders Cup will take home a $10,000 prize package!

The champion and the runner-up teams will also have the opportunity to keep the party going as they cruise the Vegas strip in a private party bus! But that's not all -- the final four teams will also receive prizes valued at $1000 each!

Wait! What about The Kickball Games?

The five winners of The Kickball Games superlatives will each get a $1,500 prize package.

New Host Hotel on The Strip -- Have You Made Your Reservation?

The Flamingo Hotel will be WAKA's host hotel this year and is already offering discounted rooms.

Prizes will be given to the teams and team captains with the most hotel rooms booked per team.

Join us at The Flamingo for the Friday night pool party, the shuttle rides to the fields, spa discounts and more throughout the entire weekend!

More information on discounted rooms at The Flamingo will be available soon on the website.


DEADLINES FOR SPRING LEAGUES ARE APPROACHING QUICKLY!

Spring has finally arrived! Have you signed up for kickball yet? Don't have a team? Sign up with a group of friends or as an individual free agent and we can place you on a team.

Fnd more WAKA spring leagues on the website.


WAKA'S CUTEST COUPLES ANNOUNCED

WAKA couples from around WAKA Nation submitted their photos for the 2nd annual WAKA's Cutest Couples contest. Here are the cutest of the cute as voted on by WAKA players on Facebook:

Mike and Priscilla from FL Beach League

Mike and Priscilla from FL Beach League

Aaron and Allison from AZ Horizon League

Aaron and Allison from AZ Horizon League

Taylor and Emily from Norfolk, VA

Taylor and Emily from Norfolk, VA


WAKA IN THE NEWS!

WAKA players from the Los Angeles area recently were featured on KTLA-TV -- teaching reporter Allie MacKay what makes WAKA players the best kickballers in the country! Congrats on a job well done!

Watch the clip here.


WAKA AT SXSW -- WHERE WE SAW TONS OF WAKA PLAYERS!

WAKA was on hand at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas where we ran into more than 100 WAKA players -- it's great to see so many members of the WAKA family! We also got some great pictures of celebrities with WAKA kickballs, like Jemele Hill of ESPN, Tim Ferriss who is the author of "The 4-Hour Work Week" and "The 4-Hour Body" and Leo Laporte who hosts the nationally syndicated show "The Tech Guy." There was also a flashmob kickball game in the middle of 6th Street!


WAKA CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona

Thank you to WAKA players in Arizona who worked together to fundraise for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona!

Ellie, who just celebrated her third birthday this week wished to go to the Walt Disney World Resort because she loves the princesses. We are happy to report that after months of hard work and awesome player support WAKA was able to grant Ellie's wish!

St. Baldrick's Foundation Those Guys

A very big Thank You to players on Those Guys in the NC Capital League. The team raised nearly $6,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation!


Work for WAKA!

Would You LOVE A Job With WAKA? Work With Us

WAKA offers exciting career opportunities for people that have a passion for WAKA Kickball, are animated extroverts and motivated self-starters. Benefits include flexible work hours and some telecommuting, generous leave time, a fun environment and much more.

Click here for more information.


Where is the world is WAKA Kickball?

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


Snow

Even after a snow storm, kickballers Mike H., Jenn W., Lila H and Regan W. still proudly display their WAKA spirit.


Fiji

Mary and Kia C. From TX Capital League took a few moments while on their honeymoon in Fiji to pose for a few pictures with their favorite WAKA shirts!


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