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Charity Kickball Tournament Returns to Arlington

by Margaret Doyle July 13, 2012 at 11:00 am 4,281 12 Comments

The seventh annual Safe at Home! Kickball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4 in Arlington.

Since 2006, the event has benefited the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless. The non-profit organization provides transitional housing for homeless families in Northern Virginia.

The event will be held from from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Long Bridge Park, near Crystal City. Previously, the tournament was held at Arlington’s Barcroft Park.

Over the last six years, the competition has nearly tripled in size to 25 teams and 375 players. Organizers say they expect this year to be the biggest yet.

The all-day charity event is open to the public. For spectators, there will be music, free parking, face painting, and food from a number of local vendors. Raffle prizes will be presented, and a misting tent and bottled water will be available.

For those who want to play, teams are registered by their captain. The cost for a 10-to-15 member team is $750, and each member will receive a Safe at Home! T-shirt.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams, as well as two MVPs. The event still needs volunteers for setting and cleaning up, as well as raffle donations. Anyone seeking more information is asked to contact [email protected].

Photo via Safe at Home Kickball Tournament

  • William

    Margaret Doyle? Hiring spree at ARLnow?

    • DarkHeart

      Yorktown Science Fair Student?

  • drax

    Nobody gets hired any more. They freelance.

  • KalashniKEV

    I wish I thought up the whole “adult kickball” thing…

    • drax

      But this is for bums, Kev. Including vet bums.

  • MC 703

    That is steep for one day of play. That fee usually covers a team for a whole season of softball or fag footbal

    • MC 703


    • JohnB2

      “…the event has benefited the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless”

      “The all-day charity event…”

  • Shocked

    I am shocked that in this day and age there are people who support homelessness. What is wrong with these people? I will not give my money to support such a cause — I would rather see people fighting against homelessness. Shocked!

    • Joehoya

      Homes can be a really burden. Lots of expenses and whatnot. Some people are better off without them, and their cause needs to be supported.

    • drax

      Hey, that’s my joke!

  • JFO

    This Kickball Tournament supports homeless women and children who are working hard to become self-sufficient and independent, each team’s fee supports a great cause!


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