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World Adult Kickball Association Attempts To Set World Record; Supports Children’s Cancer Research
More than 50 World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) players from across the country the will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the longest kickball game beginning on Friday, March 30.
While bragging rights are at stake, the players’ main goal is to raise awareness and funds for children’s cancer research. To date, more than $32,000 has been raised to donate to Kick-It, a national non-profit organization that raises money for children’s cancer research by inspiring people to play kickball.
“All WAKA leagues support charities across the country, though it’s up to the individual leagues to decide which organization to support,” said Sean Cummings, a member of WAKA and the organizer of the charity game. “We wanted a fun way to raise money and there couldn’t be a better way than trying to break the world record, especially when it’s all for a good cause.”
The world record attempt will kick off at 9 a.m. on March 30 at Linden Park; in order to break the current record for the longest game, the players will have to play for 51 straight hours.
The game will be played in honor of two Connecticut children, Sammy Foran of West Hartford and Juliana Beloin of Wolcott, who are both beating cancer and in remission. Each team is named after one of the “Homerun Heroes.”
To date, WAKA’s more than 400 leagues in 30+ cities across the country have raised more than $350,000 for charities.
“Anyone interested in joining us is welcome to come out. After all, it takes a village,” said Cummings.
To donate, visit www.kick-it.org/
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In 1998, a group of friends looking for a way to meet other young adults in the Washington D.C. area, started the first known adult kickball league. Nearly 15 years later, with corporate leagues in 35 states and more than 400 communities across the nation, WAKA has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies in America for the past two years and is recognized widely in the press as the nation’s premier kickball organization.
WAKA not only provides a recreation and social outlet for its players but gives them the opportunity for personal development through leadership, volunteerism and charity. The organization produces thousands of meaningful connections between people, including marriages, business partnerships and lasting friendships.
WAKA hosts the World Kickball Championship®