Community Kickball Tournament
Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come “Kick Ball” with Recreation and Youth Services at the Community Kickball Tournament on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Kettering Field Complex, located at 444 North Bend Blvd., Dayton, OH 45404. The Kickball Tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.
Many people have fond memories of playing this classic playground sport as children. This baseball-like game, played with the familiar bouncy red rubber ball, has been around for almost 100 years. While initially started as a simple game for children, kick ball has developed into a social sport for kids and adults with many devoted enthusiasts. The game of kick ball, originally called "kick baseball," was invented by Supervisor of Cincinnati Park Playgrounds, Nicholas C.Seuss, in 1917. Physical education instructors incorporated kick ball into their curriculum within the public school system during the early 1920s. The game was used in school settings to help children better understand the principle of the sport of baseball.
The City of Dayton and community leaders wanted to bring youth, adults and neighborhoods from all over the Dayton together for a day of relaxed play and decided good old fashioned kickball was the way.
The Community Kickball Tournament is a great way for youth and adults in the Dayton Community to come together and play! Teams will consist of adult men and women and youth boys and girls. All games will be officiated and there will be prizes for both 1st and 2nd place teams. The registration fee per team is $50.00. Teams can register beginning April 29th at the following centers:
- Greater Dayton Recreation Center located at 2021 West Third Street 937-333-4732
- Lohrey Recreation Center located at 2633 Glenarm Ave. 937-333-3131
- Northwest Recreation Center located at 1600 Princeton Drive 937-333-3322
Click to download a complete registration packet
Some of the activities will include:
- Welcome city officials and guest with introductions of teams.
- Concessions throughout the day
- Registration for Recreation and Youth Services summer programs.
- Prizes awarded for the 1st and 2nd place teams
- Umpires will officiate all games
For more information about the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services call 937-333-8400.