Over a dozen teams will “kick off” Saturday, Oct. 19 at Family Promise of Greater Savannah’s inaugural kickball tournament, dubbed “Kick Out Homelessness,” at the Allen E. Paulson Softball Complex, 7171 Skidaway Road.
This family friendly event aims to get the Savannah community on their feet to join in the fun while supporting their favorite teams. Teams will spend their day bunting, running bases, and tagging their way through the competition. Supporters and team cheerleaders are encouraged to come along and make a day of it.
This event will feature several popular Savannah’s food trucks, including Prowl, Kona Ice, and 6 Gear Dog House. They’ll offer a variety of culinary delights and treats for attendees who wish to purchase lunch or snacks. In addition, coolers and picnics are welcome, and attendees over the age of 21 may bring alcoholic beverages.
Family Promise will accept the first 16 teams to register by Sept. 19. All players must be over 21, with a minimum of 10 players per team (teams are co-ed and must have at least three women per team). All team captains should attend the team captain meeting on Oct. 3 from 6-7 p.m.
Registration costs $25 per person, and all proceeds will go to support Family Promise’s mission to end family homelessness in Savannah. At 8 a.m., registration will open and participants can check in and pick up their t-shirts and team packets. The first kick-off is at 9:15 a.m. and games conclude at 4 p.m. “The Kick Out Homelessness tournament is a fun way to bring the community together and bring awareness to the issue of homelessness in Savannah,” said Family Promise of Greater Savannah Executive Director Katrina Bostick. “We urge teams to register quickly so they don’t miss out on the festivities!”
Family Promise of Greater Savannah works with host congregations to reduce the number of families who are separated when they fall on difficult times and find themselves homeless. The organization has a strong track record in keeping families together, while offering support and resources towards long-term independence.