San Diego, CA – Liberty Station. May 19, 2012 mAss Kickers Foundation hosted the inaugural mAss Kickers Foundation Charity Kickball Tournament. The event was created by four friends in the San Diego area that wanted to create a unique and fun event to support the efforts of mAss Kickers Foundation. The event was organized by Lyman Ng, Brent Glova, Joyce Tam, and Eric Galvez. With little event planning experience, the team was eager to attempt to create the event last year. But due to busy personal schedules, the event was difficult to get off the ground. The addition of Joyce Tam finally got the ball rolling and brought much needed event planning experience and structure to the table. We wanted to create a fun event to support newly diagnosed patients and our loved one affected by that diagnosis. mAss Kickers Foundation prides itself on creating unique events! Every summer, we partner with Hell Survivors Paintball Field in Pinckney MI to host our Annual TUMORS SUCK! Paintball Benefit. Eight San Diego based teams participated in the inaugural kickball event. Teams were encouraged to come up with their own unique team names. These are the teams/team colors:
- Sexual Chocolate – Burnt Orange
- Ball Busters – Red
- KickaDoodleDoo -Kelly Green
- The Jenemies — Carolina Blue
- All-Stars – Lime Green
- SoCal Riot – Own Jerseys
- Self Esteem Busters – Grey
- Menace II Sobriety - Pink
- Event Staff – Orange/Yellow
The morning of Round Robin group play determined the seeding in the afternoon competition. It was also a time for players to reacquaint themselves with their favorite elementary school recess past-time. The Urban Eats food truck stopped by at lunch to provide delicious community oriented gourmet food for the event! The intensity of the afternoon games was heightened after the announcement of Individual Championship P.I.M.P. (Pugilistic Individuals Masskicking with Pride) Cups. The teams playing for the Championship and the Consolation Titles were: The Ball Busters-SoCal Riot and All-Stars-Sexual Chocolate. Congratulations are in order for the winners of the 2012 mAss Kickers Championship P.I.M.P. Cups, the SoCal Riot. Sexual Chocolate won the Consolation bracket! Everyone had a great time and we look forward to hosting this FUN event next year with a little more experience under our belt!
Special thanks goes to Cynthia Comacho of the Cabrillo Rec Center, Urban Eats, Joey Evans, Aaron Lebsack, Amanda James, Gabby Penn Farmer, Marie Pancotti, Lorraine Painko, Athena Feinauer, Mark Feinauer, and Jaime Schnable.
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