Kickball Today - June 2009

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TAKING VEGAS BY STORM - FOUNDERS CUP XII
 
Will YOUR team bet on red? Don't forget to accept your invitation and complete the online registration process on Tuesday, August 18 beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Please read the World Kickball Championship Guidelines for complete details about the registration process.

Or visit our new FAQ Page to learn about all things Vegas!

For everything else Founders Cup-related visit our site. More Details

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR
• Opening ceremonies will be held on Friday 7-9 p.m. at The Platinum Hotel. Don't miss the commemorative team gifts, drink discounts, photo opportunities and a larger than life slideshow of all FCXII teams. Come celebrate with us!

• Only captains and co-captains will be eligible to accept the Founders Cup invite on August 18. Please plan ahead so that your team doesn't miss out.

• If your team is one of the lucky ones going to Vegas, please send us your story! We want to hear about your team's "Road to the Cup" - the local division competition that lead you to qualifying, or even the social antics that your team will contribute to the Vegas experience. We'll choose the best stories to feature next month in the new "Team to Beat" feature in the Kickball Today newsletter! Send your stories to ktsubmissions@kickball.com.

    THE SCOOP

FOUNDERS CUP XII BASICS WHO: Kickball superstars from across the country! All 1st place division regular season teams and 1st and 2nd place teams from each division tournament are invited. Seasons must be complete by August 13 to receive an invitation to Founders Cup XII.

WHAT: The 12th annual WAKA Founders Cup World Championship tournament. The best kickball tournament on the planet, and fun social events too!

WHERE: Vegas, Baby! Founders Cup XII will be played at Desert Breeze Park in Las Vegas, NV. The WAKA Host Hotel is The Platinum Hotel & Spa.

WHEN: Columbus Day Weekend: Tournament October 10, 2009, Opening ceremonies Friday October 9 and Flip Cup Party Sunday October 11.

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS - SPREAD THE WORD
WAKA Kickball is excited to announce the opening of several new divisions!
Call, text, Twitter and smoke signal all of your friends and family in the following
areas to let them know they can now enjoy all of the fabulousness that is WAKA Kickball.
 
Atlanta, GA • GA Victory Division
• GA Flagship Division • GA Underground Division
Huntington, WV • WV Jewel City Division
Nashville, TN • TN Music City Division
London, England • LND Palace Division
Palo Alto, CA • CA Cardinal
Philly, PA • PA United Division
• PA Independence Division • PA Freedom Division
Portland, OR • OR Bridgetown Division
Simi Valley, CA • CA Mercury Division
Thomaston, CT • CT Freedom
 

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS WAKA?
On location and touring around the nation -- WAKA Kickball players are always on the move! Check out all the places WAKA players have gone recently:
 

PERU
Players from the GA Thunder Division recently hiked 45 kilometers on the Inka Trail over three mountain passes on a four day trip before arriving in Machu Pichu (in Cuzco, Peru).. They made sure to carry their WAKA shirts with them on the entire journey just to take this photo! From left to right, Ray K. from "Out Sick on Fridays", Matt E. from "Doubleplays & Threesomes", Tom R. from "Out Sick on Fridays" and Andy F. from "Doubleplays & Threesomes" along with Alex B.from "Out Sick on Fridays."


Grand Cayman Islands
Thirty seven players from the FL Central Division recently went on the 4th annual party cruise on the Carnival Inspiration to the Grand Cayman Islands. It was the best of times they will never remember.


Have you and your WAKA shirt or WAKA ball been somewhere or done something especially cool lately? Send in your pics and stories and we'll share the best ones with Kickball Nation.

 

ITALY
Jarod B. and his girlfriend Lisa N. both from "Grape Drank" in the SC Coastal Division stand in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa during a recent trip to Italy.


PERU
Members from "Your Mom" in the CA Tinseltown Division (Officially WAKA's hottest team 2008) traveled to Thailand for two weeks and made sure to bring their WAKA shirts! The group picture was taken on the beach on Koh Tao Island. From left to right, Nicole G., Brooke B., Ryan G., Sara S., Dayna R., Karen H., Michelle T.

 

WAKA'S WORST HANGOVER STORIES! AND THE WINNER IS ...
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story! We had a lot of hilarious, embarrassing stories, but top honors go to Rick Briggs for having the best "worst hangover" story. Rick will get the VIP hook-up with a voucher to see "The Hangover"!
 


My worst hangover story would have to be the night of my 21st birthday. I had an Econ exam the next morning, so at the stroke of midnight I only went out and had one drink. Well, the next night was "officially" my birthday. Yes, I had another Econ exam the next morning. I was kidnapped and carried out of the frat house like a 5lb sack of potatoes to celebrate. Drinks were free because every place thought it was great that my birthday was also on St. Patty's Day. I woke up on a trampoline at 7 a.m. in the morning and got a ride back to campus just in time to take my 8 a.m. exam. I had to excuse myself three times to shout at my shoes. Guess what I got on my exam?? A 21. Seriously, I even had it framed.i


WAKA does not endorse alcohol abuse - please drink responsibly.

 

WANT A JOB WITH WAKA?
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. We are looking for smart, organized communicators to help us provide and promote the joy of playing WAKA Kickball. More Details
 

ATTENTION REFEREES

Would you consider yourself one of the elite referees in your division? Are you a stickler for the rules with the ability to calmly manage a game when emotions are running high? If you answered yes to these questions, then the WAKA Certified Tournament Referee program wants YOU!

The WAKA Certified Tournament Referee (CTR) program offers a travel stipend, hotel for two nights, admission to social events, special WAKA CTR shirts, food and drink the day of the tournament and more - all paid for by WAKA.

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to events@kickball.com.

 

WAKA IN PHOTOS

"Gold Memberz" of the NV Lucky Division celebrate back-to-back division championships!

Lydia J. K. helps recruit new members for the TX Space City Division, including the Energizer Bunny himself!

 

"Balls and Dolls" of the CA Junction Division in Silver Lake, CA celebrate their division title!

Got a cool WAKA photo? Send it to ktsubmissions@kickball.com for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
 

Shawn Pugsley (aka Pugsley) from "Baby Jesus" in the TX Live Division sent us a pretty sweet WAKA Kickball drawing! If you are thinking about getting a tattoo, definitely call Pugsley.

When Sarah S. of "El Chupacara" in the TX Live Division suffered a compound fracture of her right tibia and fibia while chasing a ball in the outfield, her teammates rallied together to hold a jell-o shot drive and took donations to help Sarah cover some of the cost of her medical bills. Great job guys!

 

HAS WAKA HOOKED YOU UP?
We all know WAKA is a great place to meet friends, build your professional network and even find your soul mate. If you found love on the kickball field (or the bar afterward), found a great new job opportunity or had any other cool or crazy experience thanks to your kickball connection, we want to hear about it. Send your stories to ktsubmissions@kickball.com
 

 
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