In case you missed it the first time, here’s an updated version….
FoPo -vs- Lents. It’s On!
Nope, it’s not what you think.
Instead, let’s discuss what’s planned as a friendly game of kickball. Maybe, actually, spirited. Perhaps even a little competitive.
Welcome to Outer Southeast Inter-neighborhood Kickball, a tournament to crown one neighborhood for kickball supremacy.
That’s why I’m going.
But there’s also leisure and laughter, and sun and socializing and refreshments. And neighborhood-building, and even a bit of exercise if you want. Ok, maybe it’s just a tournament for fun and neighborhood-building. That’s permitted.
Make it what you want, but definitely make it. And maybe, just maybe, FoPo will reign supreme.
Here are the details:
On Sunday, July 20th, a team of sludgy FoPo pirates* (disguised as kids, moms, dads, urban singles, maybe a couple random scrap metal collectors, and everything in between) will host the equivalent representatives from Lents in an old school game of kickball. To the death. Or at least until we all run out of breath and pull our aging hamstrings.
Welcome to Kern Park. Defend the turf.
This is where you come in. The team–at this point–is essentially a dozen, loosely committed neighborhood association folks. That’s fine and well—and without their financial contribution and organization, this wouldn’t be happening—but it’s also boring. That’s where we come in. And by we, I mean you and all your sordid caste of pirate friends (FoPo does have pirates, you know). Bring ‘em. And again, defend the turf.
The match starts at 2 p.m. Loser walks the plank. Winner advances to the next round, where they’ll take on Mt. Scott-Arleta at Lents Park the following weekend.
Here’s the full schedule:
July 19: Woodstock vs Creston-Kenilworth (Woodstock Park, 2 -4 pm)
July 20: Foster-Powell vs Lents (Kern Park, 2 -4 pm)
July 26: Winner of Creston-Kenilworth / Woodstock vs Brentwood-Darlington (Brentwood-Darlington Park, 2 -4 pm)
July 26: Winner of FoPo / Lents vs Mt. Scott-Arleta (Lents Park, 2 -4 pm)
August 2: Championship game at Mt. Scott Park, 2 -4 pm
Much thanks to the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association for organizing the tournament, as well as for securing funding through Southeast Uplift’s Creative Engagement grant program. Also, thanks to the other participating neighborhood associations for their financial contributions.
* Disclaimer: there will be no actual pirate involvement. Though, there could be.
** For a much more official event listing (remember, we’re not the Neighborhood Association), go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/601899493250943/?ref=5
*** Donations will be accepted from participants–though, not required–to help cover some of the cost of organizing the event, making banners, and providing refreshments. No booty? No sweat, plunder the other team’s (just kidding, you can play for free).