World Adult Kickball Association to Hold World’s Largest Adult Kickball Tournament in Las Vegas
September 6, 2009 by VegasNews.com
The stage is set for the ultimate adult kickball showdown. The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA), the world governing body of kickball, will host the 12th annual Founders Cup World Kickball Championship Tournament (Founders Cup) on Oct. 10, 2009 at Desert Breeze Park in Las Vegas.
Kickball once lived and died on the school playground, but in 1998, WAKA turned the kid’s game into a full-fledged sport by creating the first organized, widespread co-ed adult kickball league. Today, WAKA is the world’s largest adult kickball organization with thousands of teams across most major cities in the U.S., as well as internationally in London and Iraq.
“The Founders Cup showcases world-class kickball teams competing for the prestigious title of world kickball champion, while still enjoying the fun, social and all-inclusive experience WAKA is known for,” said David Lowry, co-founder of WAKA.
This year’s tournament will be the largest of its kind and will feature 72 of the nation’s top teams competing for the highest distinction in the world of adult kickball. To find all teams listed by division and hometown, visit.
In order to be considered for a World Kickball Championship invitation, a team must first be one of the best in its local division.
“Winning Founders Cup last year was a complete blast,” said LaSalle Blanks, co-captain of the 2009 defending champions “Frosty Balls” from the VA Shore Division in Norfolk, Va. “All of the teams pushed us to the limit but also provided great camaraderie and fellowship, which is what really made the experience memorable for us. We can’t wait to defend our title this year!”
In partnership with WAKA, Flip Cup Guys will host the second annual World’s Largest Flip Cup Tournament (WLFCT) on Oct. 11, 2009 at Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. Flip cup teams and spectators can register at http://www.flipcupguys.com.
Anyone interested in joining a team for a chance to vie for the championship title at next year’s Founders Cup should visit kickball.com to find a local division.
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