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A league adults can get a kick out of

Players receive championship awards for kick ball league.

HIME ROMERO/the Bulletin/


POSTED March 22, 2010 2:24 a.m.
One of the fastest growing recreation sports is something that many adults got hooked on as a kid on the school playground - kick ball.

Big League Dreams is expanding on its initial kick ball season by offering a second round this spring.

The league will take place on Thursday nights at the sports complex at Milo Candini Drive and Daniels Street near the Airport Way interchange.

While team entries are accepted, a free agent night will take place April 1 and April 8 at 6 p.m. to help place individuals on teams.

The competition will take place on the replica baseball fields at the BLD complex.

The playground game devised in 1942 is similar to baseball and is an American creation. The rules are basically the same as for baseball except the ball is kicked rather than batted.

The World Adult Kickball Association sanctions leagues as well as tournaments throughout the country.

It is one of several various sports league being offered through the BLD sports complex.

Others include adult softball, adult indoor soccer, and youth indoor soccer. The BLD also offers free use of the fields to youth groups and others in mid-afternoon before nightly play starts during the week.

Signups are now also being accepted for upcoming softball leagues for men, women and co-ed leagues featuring all levels of play.

Among activities on tap for 2010 at BLD are:
•tournaments every weekend of the year featuring out-of-town teams.
•a six-day, 70-team Girls Fast Pitch World tournament
•the complex’s first wedding that will feature a couple who are softball enthusiasts along with a party of 80. The ceremonies will take place on a replica field while the reception will take place in one of the two stadium club restaurants.
•a gathering of the Electrical Workers Union on Aug. 7-8 featuring a softball tournament, meetings, and a buffet banquet for 300 people in the soccer arena. The event has already sold out the rooms in two Manteca hotels.
•a third indoor youth soccer season will be added in May.
•an anticipated 8,000 guests at the Independence Day celebration that takes place on July 3.

For more information call 824-2400.

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