Everything you need to know!

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Hello WAKA Rockstars!

We are days away from one of the biggest WAKA Weekends of the year!
This E-mail has everything you need to know about check-in, parties and events, tournament schedule and reffing and how to get around in Phoenix. Feel free to just scroll down to what you need to know if you've got some of your bases covered!

Check in: All players must check in to get their wristbands. Wristbands are required for entrance the parties and participation in the tournament.
Check-in Times and Locations
Friday 4:00 - 5:30 PM @HoJo
Saturday 10AM - 11AM @RnR
Saturday 6:30PM - 7:30PM @The WAKA Section at the Food Truck Caravan

What's the best way to get around in Phoenix this weekend? Uber!

Uber has hooked us up with two great specials for the weekend. 
1 - New to Uber? Click the Uber Icon or this LINK and use the code WAKA for $20 off your first ride AND Uber will donate $5 to Arizona's Children Association.
This code is valid nationwide so share with your friends!!

2- Already using Uber? Use the code AZWAKA5 for $5 off 2 rides in Phoenix this weekend!

Uber Phoenix has a limo service! Just checked it out on my app and from the HoJo to the fields is just $13.50/person (max of 8 people)!

We're heading to the desert people! Don't forget:

  • To hydrate! 
  • Bring Sunscreen!
  • Bring supplies for the tournament! There will be food on site but you're on your own for beverages. (CANS AND KEGS are OK, but absolutely NO GLASS and NO BEER on the athletic fields, in the parking lot, or in the food truck area!)

Have friends or plus ones coming to party and watch the tournament? Great! If they're planning on coming to any hosted events, they will need to purchase a wristband for just $15 here: http://wp.me/p4gmwd-X
Make sure your team has a reservation for Brunch at RnR on Saturday! Reservations are good until 10:30, let's pack it out with WAKA players! The first 50 players get bottomless bloody's and mimosas for only $10!!
Call this number and make a reservation with your team name: 480-945-3353

Trophies and Prizes
Tournament Champion Trophy goes to the winner of single elimination.
(Click the link to see a picture of the trophies!)

The Team Grammy Trophy is the Player's Choice Award for the weekend! Vote for the team that brings the party on and off the field! Look for the team with great uniforms, lots of attendance at the parties, and brings a great time to everyone all weekend long!

$100 Uber credit prize - Raffled off at the WAKA Rocks party on Saturday at International Ultra Lounge. Get raffle tickets from Tiffany and Arizona's Children Association Staff.

Photo Contest - Post a picture of you and your teammates on an Uber ride or at one of the official parties on the WAKA Phoenix Page and use #WAKARocks. Picture with the most LIKES wins custom WAKA schwagg!!

All teams will play 3 preliminary games. The schedule for preliminary games has been weighted according to level of competition and experience given to us by captains. This means that teams who ranked themselves 1, won't play any teams who've ranked themselves a 3. Teams ranked at 2 will play both and all teams have a balanced schedule. 

Reminder: The colors on the schedule are just for organizational purposes. There are no t-shirts for this event. I've heard some teams have some bad ass themes and outfits!

The top 8 teams after the prelims will advance to the single elimination tournament. The winner of single elimination will receive the Tournament Champion Trophy. 
Head Referees will be assigned and teams will provide base refs. Teams need to provide 1 base referee per reffing assignment. Since we have more teams than expected and an odd number of teams, this means that there are a couple of teams bearing the brunt of reffing duties during prelims. Give them some love and maybe a beer or two!
Games will be 6 innings or 50 minutes, with no new innings after 45 minutes.
Canned beer and kegs are allowed at the park, but NOT in the parking areas, athletic fields, or on the property where the food trucks will be. Check out the map on the link above!
Can't wait to see you all there!


The WAKA Phoenix Team + Lydia