Bullard Park hosts kickball tourney on Saturday
FLED Foundation event includes other games, music and fun
ALBION – A kickball tournament on Saturday at Bullard Park will raise funds for families with children fighting leukemia and also provide some friendly competition.
The FLED Foundation is organizing the event which already has seven registered teams in a single-elimination tournament from noon to 6 p.m. There will be three bands performing, free food and other games, including a duck pond, face painting and visit by Princess Jasmine.
“I am pleasantly surprised because it’s our first year,” said Beth Webb, one of the organizers of the event and vice president and head of foundation operations for FLED.
Beth is also the mother of Elaina, who passed away at age 2 ½ on Feb. 7 after battling leukemia for nine months.
The Webbs, with help from friends, have started the FLED – Fight Like Elaina Dixie – Foundation. They wanted a kickball tournament to highlight one of Elaina’s favorite games.
The kickball tournament will include teams from 8 to 12 players, and participants from ages 0 to 100, Webb said.
The games include five innings with a five-run scoring limit per inning. There is a $50 entry fee per team. Webb welcomed spectators for the games.
The winning team will receive $15 passes to Tinseltown for each player. The players on all the other teams will receive certificates for free ice cream cones at 39 Problems.
For more information, or to see if there is still time to register a team, visit www.thefledfoundation.org to contact the FLED Foundation.