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Ah, kickball. The familiar soft red ball brings back fond elementary school playground memories. It was a simpler time, when bills and deadlines were the least of your concerns. But somewhere along the way, that childhood pastime got left behind, along with your retainer and the seemingly endless summer vacation. Screw that, buddy. You can be young only once, but thanks to the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA), you can play kickball forever. “We all have jobs, but at night we recapture our lost childhood,” explains WAKA’s Miami representative Steve Frigo. Today marks the beginning of FL Coastal division play, which competes at Bicentennial Park. Miami has three divisions -- Coastal, Fuego (which plays in Brickell), and Coconut Grove.

The league will kick off (so to speak) a nine-week season of playing and drinking. Just in case you were wondering, the after-game drink is crucial to WAKA participants. “It’s the best way to meet new people here in Miami. You make so many new friends. It’s more of a social athletic league than a competitive thing. And most important, after [the game], we go to our sponsor bar,” says Frigo. Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Thu., July 12, 6:30 p.m.

 
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