Kickball Today - November 2010

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King of the Hill - Nominations Now Open

King of the Hill Award nominations begin!

King of the Hill Award nominations begin! If your division or team is THE BEST of the BEST, it's time to make your voice heard. To enter, please submit your team name and division and season information, which category you are entering, and why you should win. Be sure to include photos, web links or examples that are relevant to your nomination. Nominations CLOSE FRIDAY, DEC 3. Submit your entries now.

Categories include:

  • Overall Best Team
  • Best Division Board
  • Best Division Web Page
  • Best Ghost Man on Third newsletters
  • Most Money Raised for Charity
  • Best Charity Event
  • Best Social Events or Parties
  • Best Division Pictures
  • Best Rookie Division
  • Most Team Spirit

Bring it on kickballers! Let's see what you got!


Relive The Magic - Founders Cup Weekend Photos

2010 Founders Cup Champs

Can't wait for Founders Cup XIV? Get your fix by checking out photos from the entire Founders Cup weekend on the WAKA Flickr channel!


Dates Set for Founders Cup XIV

The 2011 World Kickball Championship Weekend Founders Cup tournament and Kickball Games are (as always) scheduled for Columbus Day weekend - October 7-9, 2011 in Las Vegas! Be sure save the date for 2011 and future years!


World Kickball Championship Weekend Survey Prize Winners

Players who completed The World Kickball Championship Weekend survey were entered into a prize drawing for a FREE WAKA kickball season registration. Congratulations to prize drawing winners: Ryan D., Eric M., Katy E., Jacob D. and Tony R,! Thank you to all who completed the survey! We value and appreciate your feedback.


@WAKA_Kickball For The Win - 4th Annual Mashable Awards

Help @WAKA_Kickball win the "Must Follow Brand" award in the 4th annual Mashable Awards. Go to http://mashable.com/awards/ to vote. Submissions can be made once a day per category through November 29, 2010, so vote early and often!


Winter WAKA Divisions Opening Soon

WAKA Kickball is excited to announce several divisions in both new and existing WAKA areas are still accepting new players, full teams and free agents! What are you waiting for?

  • Atlanta (Sandy Springs) - GA Avalanche Division starts on January 9
  • Bedford - MA Battlefield Division (free pick-up game on December 11)
  • Buena Park - CA Invincible Division starts January 25
  • Farmington - CT Storm Division (free pick-up game on January 15)
  • Long Beach - CA Big Kahuna Division starts on January 8
  • Norfolk - VA Recess Division (check the site for start date)

WAKA Nuptials - Another One Bites The Dust

2010 Founders Cup Champs

Congrats to Lindsey and Jason S. from VA Alexandria Division (spring) and VA Arlington Division (fall) who recently tied the knot. The couple met playing WAKA Kickball in 2008.


Overheard - Tweets from Around the Horn

This month, WAKA players shared their pre-game rituals. Here are some ideas to get you pumped for your next game:

  • Chris LeBlanc: Lucky face paint
  • Lydia Rapp: Pre-game: jog around the field for a lil warm-up. Post-game: Flip cup tourneys with the league. Great time to smooth over in-game disputes and get to know some kickballers
  • Raymond Anaya: I wear lucky Adidas socks and my Under Armour headband, plus I trick out my WAKA shirt each season
  • Dave Bailey: Crank up some AC/DC
  • Murt Marianne Fiorio Braccini: our team... the Ballbusters (Mid Hudson Division) meet every week before the game for "conditioning" at the same bar the captain has been going to since he was little LOL
  • Kim Merritt: kickball IS our team happy hour

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Work for WAKA!

Would You LOVE A Job With WAKA? Work With Us

Love kickball? Love WAKA? Then this is the job for you! WAKA is looking for a full-time Customer Service Manager (CSM) in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The WAKA CSM will primarily work with WAKA's Division Customer Service Representatives in the surrounding area to help provide players with a great WAKA kickball experience.

Think you've got what it takes? Here's what we're looking for:

  • 2+ years of supervisory experience in a customer focused environment.
  • Sales, sales management, restaurant or retail experience is a plus.
  • Candidates must be highly organized and possess dynamic leadership skills.
  • An average of 40 hour work week is required, with evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are a must.
  • Experience as a WAKA player is required; experience as a WAKA volunteer is a plus.

Working for WAKA is an exciting opportunity for people that have a passion for life, are animated extroverts and motivated self-starters. Excellent benefits include flexible work hours, telecommuting from your home office, medical/dental/vision insurance, a generous leave package, Retirement plan and more.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter in .pdf format only, with salary history and/or salary requirements to hr@kickball.com. Resumes without cover letters and salary history will not be considered.


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.


The Bahamas

Brent W. of "The Emperors Club" and Dottie W. of "Jagernauts" both in VA Peninsula Division enjoyed a short escape to the Bahamas.


San Francisco

Kickballers from the NV Lucky Division's "SinCity Ballerz" in purple and "Gold Memberz" in gold recently headed north for a fun-filled weekend in San Francisco. Pictured include: (top row, left to right) Tom R., Tyler S., Beth S., Ashley P, Ryan F., Mark R., Shelly M. and Cody H.; (bottom row, left to right) Shauna R., Kellie K., Roxana M., Joey R., Warren D. and Miguel E.


Cozumel

Robert T. and Meredith P. from "DTTP" (Drink Til They're Pretty) in FL Boca Division are pictured in their WAKA shirts, sitting on top of the Mayan ruins on the Mexican Island of Cozumel.


Tulum

Karinneth A. from "Valley Girls" in CA Studio Division, Julia S. from "Inglorious Bastarts" in VA Falls Division, Kay H. from "Guy Fawkes Conservatory" in CA Studio Division and Ashley L. from "UTICA Kickerbockers" from CA Start Division pose for a shot during a visit to the ruins of Tulum in Cancun, Mexico.


Australia Hawaii

Craig F. and Pam B. from "Valley Girls" in CA Studio Division visiting Sydney, Australia this past summer, and they took another vacation to Kauai, Hawaii - it's OK, we're jealous of them too! :)


Cabo Maui

Ryan and Rebecca B. from "Pitch Please" in CA Hollywood Division represented WAKA after a quad ride on the beach in Cabo, and in Kahakuloa Village, Maui.


* Can't get enough pictures? Visit the official  WAKA Kickball Facebook Page or WAKA's Flickr Page for more photos and videos and while you're there, upload your best shots as well.


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