Contact: Nick Meyer, office: 715-552-0457, cell: 715-497-8903 or email at: [email protected]
WHAT: Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic (2nd year)
WHEN: Friday night, May 27 and Saturday, May 28
WHERE: Cinder City Park in Altoona, WI (Next to Eau Claire, WI)
WHO: Teams from Wisconsin & Minnesota. Music from Eau Claire. Spectators from anywhere.
WHY: Because kickball is awesome.
ALTOONA/EAU CLAIRE, WI – Volume One and Leinenkugel’s are teaming up again to present the second Chippewa Valley Rock-n-Roll Kickball Classic on Friday night May 27 and Saturday May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Cinder City Park in Altoona, WI (just 1 mile East of Eau Claire). Rock Fest is also a major sponsor.
Up to 24 teams from Western WI and MN will do battle – schoolyard-style – as hundreds of spectators gather to eat, drink, rock out, and party. More than just a tournament, this two-day event is open to the public and features seven bands, BBQ, beer, beanbags, and a high-impact Individual Kickball Triathlon competition. It’s all centered around three softball fields and the well-appointed grounds around them. Last year two teams from the Eau Claire area took 1st and 2nd place, and a Minneapolis, MN team took third.
As stated by one of the participants last year: “I have done a million running races, triathlons, bike tours, volleyball tournaments, and more and this was a very different, yet unique way to bring together some competitive spirit for a sport that everyone can play!”
Co-ed kickball teams can register now to reserve their spots at VolumeOne.org/kickball. Teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of 3 games. $250 per team, and each player (who must be 21+) gets their own custom-colored team t-shirt. A team may be reserved/registered right away, even without a complete roster. The final registration and roster deadline is May 12, however only the first 24 teams will be accepted, so register early. Complete team rosters (and shirt sizes) must be provided by the May 12 deadline.
Teams may win part of more than $1,000 in cash and prizes including a Championship Trophy, Super Spirit Trophy, Fan Allegiance Award, Toilet Bowl Trophy, and more! First place wins $500 in cash, second wins $250, and third wins $100. Prizes are also awarded for the top finishers in the Individual Kickball Triathlon. Visit VolumeOne.org/kickball for more information.
Part of the event’s proceeds go to the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, a partner in helping produce the event. Many features of the weekend are still being added, including bands, food, and more. Watch for further announcements prior to the event.
Full details, rules, and registration can be found at: http://VolumeOne.org/kickball
ABOUT VOLUME ONE: Volume One magazine is the fast-growing culture and entertainment publication and website of the Chippewa Valley. They print 13,000 copies every two weeks and distribute them FREE at more than 300 locations in Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls. Publishing since 2002, Volume One has an enthusiastic and engaged readership, and has always been focused on bringing interesting local culture forward in the Chippewa Valley. Their events are outside-the-box concepts that consistently bring out hundreds of people hungry for something new.