Kick­ball league com­ing to area

The Covington News - - SPORTS - JAVON DICK­ER­SON sports@cov­news.com

The days of sum­mer, are turn­ing into the days of your youth, as kick­ball comes to Rock­dale.

The Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Kick­ballers, a Metro At­lanta based kick­ball league for adults ages 18-65, is kick­ing off Aug. 3 at John­son Park.

Regis­tra­tion for the sum­mer league ends July 26 and is $150 for new play­ers and $100 for re­turn­ing play­ers.

The 10-game sea­son will be played on Satur­day af­ter­noons, and games last an hour, 15 min­utes or seven in­nings.

Each team must field at least eight and no more than 11 play­ers, in­clud­ing a pitcher and catcher through­out the game. Two mem­bers of the team kick­ing may coach first and third base.

Play­ers com­pete

and against teams

each other to win the cham­pi­onship for that league. But, the com­mon goal for ev­ery­one in­volved is to raise money for can­cer re­search and pro­vid­ing sup­port to can­cer sur­vivors

“It has brought to­gether so many amaz­ing women with the same goal of striv­ing to leave a pos­i­tive foot­print on their com­mu­ni­ties,” said AAOK Pres­i­dent Carolyn Erves. “This ex­pe­ri­ence has truly ex­ceeded all of my ex­pec­ta­tions.”

A fall kick­ball league run by AAOK just fin­ished up in July at John­son Park with the team “Str8 Ballin” tak­ing first place. But more im­por­tantly, more than $500 was raised for Re­lay For Life, and play­ers vis­ited can­cer pa­tients and took them gifts as well.

“Play­ers will get a chance to help oth­ers and gain self worth,” Erves said.

“They all will get a per­sonal ac­com­plish­ment of help­ing oth­ers.”

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