A participant in the 2013 Dream Factory Kicks for Kids Kickball Tournament prepares to kick the ball while the ref looks on. This year’s tournament takes place Aug. 1.
continued The kickball tournament will help fund those dreams, plus provide what Wisneski called “a great team-building opportunity for groups” and a “healthy spirit of competition.”
“We started the kickball tournament in 2012. It was one of our first fundraisers,” she said. “The reason is pretty simple — several of our board members, including myself, had played in a kickball league since 2004. Kickball is a fun, team sport. No equipment is needed, there is little risk of injury and it’s very inclusive — practically everyone can play.”
And you don’t even have to come up with a full team to play.
“We will place single players with an entire team,” Wisneski said. “In fact, the Dream Factory has a team each year and having the extra single players has allowed us to create two teams representing Dream Factory. It creates a little rivalry for our board members — all in good fun, of course.”
Of course, teams are welcome. You need at least 10 people to fully field a team; you can play with eight, but you’ll be at a disadvantage. Single players can be added to teams. Each team must have a minimum of three women. If the team is mostly women, it needs at least three men.
To register, visit syracusesportsassociation.com/leagues/?lid=10111. Registration is $25 per player. Players and teams can also register at the tournament from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All players receive a free T-shirt and goody bag thanks to event sponsors Euchner USA, Inc., Kinney Drugs, Wegmans, Honest Tea and the Maplewood Inn; lunch is also provided courtesy of longtime Dream Factory supporter Pizza Man of Liverpool.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor (event, T-shirt, keepsake or field sponsorships are available) or donating an item for the raffle or silent auction, call us at 313-4543 or email email@example.com for more information. The organization is also always looking for volunteers. To learn more about the Dream Kids, visit Facebook.com/DreamFactoryofSyracuse.