Monthly Archives: February 2012

2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament – Meridian!

I think this sounds like fun!

Meridian Parks and Recreation has put together a dodgeball tournament for adults.  A chance to travel back to our youth and participate in the crazy game of dodgeball.  Here is the information from Colin Moss the recreation coordinator at Meridian Parks and Recreation:

April 13th-14th, 2012

Don’t miss out on a fun weekend of dodgeball action!  The 2nd Annual Legends of Dodgeball Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, April 13th-14th.  Each team will play 2 round robin matches Friday evening and then a double-elimination tournament Saturday to determine the champions.  First place takes home $300 and t-shirts, and second place gets $150!

It’s a co-ed tournament with each team needing at least 2 of their 6 players starting each game to be women.  And don’t be afraid of getting hurt!  We’re using rubber-coated foam balls which don’t hurt to get hit with.  It’s a game that’s fun and safe for everyone.  Also, if you’re worried about not knowing the rules of the game, don’t be!  We’ll have an optional tournament rules review and practice game session on Thursday, April 12th.

Don’t forget the after party!  Saturday after the tournament has concluded, Idaho Pizza Company will host the awards presentation and will give a free large one-topping pizza to every team that shows up!  Thanks Idaho Pizza Company!

So what are you waiting for?  Get your friends, family and/or co-workers together and form a team now!  The registration cost is just $150 for a guaranteed 4 fun matches!  With 6 players, that’s just $25 per person plus you have the chance to win it back and then some!  The deadline to register a team is Friday, April 6th at 5:00pm.  The tournament registration form is attached or you can visit the tournament website at www.meridiancity.org/legendsofdodgeball to download the registration form, a blank roster and the tournament rules. 

Here is a link to the flyer too!

2012 Legends of Dodgeball Flyer

Wonder if I can find some friends to participate….

 

 

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Harlem Globetrotters in Boise, ID – Tonight!

If you are looking for a night out filled with fun entertainment, the Harlem Globetrotters may be just the ticket for you.  They will be in Boise tonight, February 6 at the Century Link Arena downtown.  For ticket information follow this link:

http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/event/harlem-globetrotters-centurylink-arena

 

Here is their story taken off their website:

85 years ago in Chicago, a 24-year-old businessman named Abe Saperstein formed a small basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. He was just trying to promote a nightclub called the Savoy Ballroom, but in just a few years the team had played over 1000 games around the country and become the Harlem Globetrotters.

In 1941, just before the start of World War II, the Globetrotters signed Reece “Goose” Tatum, an all-time great who developed amazing comedy moves and changed the direction of the team. By the end of the war the Globetrotters had played an incredible 30,000 games (losing only 2190) and were featured on the cover of Life magazine. Those were remarkable achievements at a time when America was deeply segregated by race.

The team toured the world, breaking cultural and social barriers along with basketball records. They were the first team to play basketball in Europe. In 1950, a Globetrotter named Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton became the first African-American player to be drafted by the NBA. In 1959, when the United States and the Soviet Union were enemies at the height of the Cold War, the Globetrotters went on a sold-out tour of Russia.

Over the next 50 years, tens of thousands of people around the world turned out for each of the Globetrotters games, including presidents, kings, and popes. Their line-up has included some of the greatest players ever, including Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson, and they’ve been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Globetrotters have appeared in their own movies and TV shows and have been seen by hundreds of millions of people in 120 countries. The Harlem Globetrotters are simply the most famous basketball team in the world”.