Medical Foundation Of Chattanooga Hosts Project Kickball Tournament

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Medical Foundation of Chattanooga will host the first Project Kickball Tournament at the Warner Park Softball Fields on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will offer bracket play, guaranteeing each team 2 games. 

This fun, family-friendly event will be a great time for all ages. The cost for a 9-15 person team is $250 which includes entry fee and a t-shirt for every member of the team.

Each team must have at least 3 females on the field at all times. To register, call 622-2872. There is a maximum of 20 team allowed in the tournament.

Prizes will be given to the winning team, but also to teams with the Best Team Name, Best Uniforms and to the team that raises the most money through social media. 

All proceeds from the Project Kickball Tournament will benefit Hamilton County Project Access, which offers free specialized health care to the working poor. Since Project Access was founded in 2004, over $102 million in donated health care had been provided in Hamilton County.

Kickball, a baseball-like game, is played with the familiar red rubber ball and has been around for almost 100 years. Originally called "kick baseball," the game was invented by Nicholas C. Seuss, then Supervisor of Cincinnati Park Playgrounds, in 1917. Physical education instructors incorporated kickball into public school classes during the early 1920s, and the game has remained a staple of neighborhood life for decades. While initially a simple game for children, kickball has also grown into a social event for adults who appreciate the game's nostalgic fun.

Project Kickball is sponsored by University Surgical Associates.

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