Couple shots from last night… Join us every Monday Night at 6:30 pm at Hoffman’s Park (bottom of 787) in Albany for an awesome pickup game of Kickball.
Two weeks are in the can, so join us next week for week 3 action. Also, join the Facebook Group – Kickball Party!
Last night I had the most fun ever.
Through work I volunteered for to help out at this “National Night Out” our company (LaBelle) sponsored. There were groups of people from each restaurant/hotel that they owned. I was one of them. Anyway..
So it was this completely free event that anyone in the town could go to and enjoy. They had clowns, face painting, fire trucks, cop cars, free food including hot dogs, sloppy joes, pizza, and tons and tons of grape and fruit punch sodapop free at no charge. There must have been thousands of people that went. They had some live performances including this high school dance group that couldn’t dance in rhythm if their lives depended on it. I didn’t stay for the half hour live music or the showing of the movie “The Incredibles”. Anyway.
My job was by far the best. Me and Josh from work were positioned at the Dunk Tank where we helped little kids dunk 5 or 6 rotating cops over and over and over again. It was the best.
The basic setup was 3 balls, a dunk tank, and a police officer.
We had a line originally but it ended up getting moved farther and farther up.
Each little kid that didn’t hit the target got to run up any way and press it (or get help pressing it) and dunk whoever was sitting on the dunk seat at the time. Over and over and over again. It was the greatest. We totally made their day over and over and over again. There were several kids that went multiple times. I had perma grin. The line was really long. It was great.
The interesting fact of the night is this: The percentage of times that a kid threw the ball and hit the target and caused the police officer to get dunked was pretty even between the smaller kids and the bigger kids who could throw harder. Some kids threw really good and some couldn’t hit the side of a barn.
It was great to play with them and get tons of high fives and just have a freaking grand old time.