Tupelo kickball bounces back

By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The city will revive the kickball league it had started two years ago with an open call for teams to join by Aug. 12.
The league is open to anyone ages 16 and up who can form a team of between eight and 12 people to play one match a week. They can be co-ed or single-gender.
Teams can represent churches, businesses, families or just groups of friends. At least one will represent Mayor Jack Reed Jr. He re-established the Mayor’s All Stars, which participated in the first and only kickball league in 2009.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Paul Mize, who played for the league two years ago and will return this year as its coach.
“It’s basically a social event with a little bit of exercise mixed in,” he said. “It’s real laid-back and a lot of fun.”
The kickball league will hold its first matches Sept. 6 at the Veterans Park softball fields. Weekly games will continue through Oct. 27 and likely will end with a championship, according to Lisa Russell of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
A one-time fee of $100 per team is required. Teams can register at the Parks and Recreation Office at Ballard Park.

Join the League
FORM A TEAM OF EIGHT TO 12 PLAYERS and pay a one-time $100 team fee to enjoy two months of weekly kickball games. Call Tupelo Parks and Recreation at (662) 841-6440 for details.

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