On September 20th, hundreds of adult kickball players in New Orleans will take to the ball fields in support of Team Gleason and to spread awareness about ALS. The 2nd Annual WAKA Charity Kickball Tournament to be held at City Park Festival Grounds, is open to anyone aged 21 or older and team registration is now open at kickball.com. Teams will include advocates, families, friends and children of those affected by ALS.
The Mission of Team Gleason is to help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services and to to create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to ALS.
Last year, WAKA Kickball & Social Sports raised $22,372 for Team Gleason and more than 300 kickball players from around the city participated to raise funds to improve the lives of people affected by ALS.
WAKA Kickball & Social Sports owner, Sean Gaubert decided to sponsor the event last year after learning about Team Gleason and challenges faced by former New Orleans Saints player, Steve Gleason. With the recent explosion of “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos on social media, Gaubert expects more players and teams for this year’s tournament, and has planned an “Ice Bucket Challenge” for the entire kickball league. “I want to thank everyone who has contributed so far and look forward to meeting new players and teams this year,” says Gaubert.For more information and to register for the tournament, please visit: https://www.kickball.com/season/lacharityfall2014
About WAKA Kickball & Social SportsWAKA Kickball & Social Sports is a social-athletic club whose mission is to deliver the best fun and life-changing happiness. WAKA’s spirit is a core belief in having fun – that life should be fun and people should be happy.WAKA created the adult co-ed kickball craze in 1998 and operates hundreds of official World Kickball Association kickball leagues in over 30 states throughout the country as well as the annual World Kickball Championship in Las Vegas.
WAKA has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies for the past three years and is proud to be the nation’s premier kickball organization. WAKA Foam Dodgeball and WAKA Events are a part of the 2014 expansion of the WAKA Kickball & Social Sports brand. Players can expect the fun, social atmosphere and camaraderie that WAKA creates during each WAKA league and event.