Team spots are available now for the inaugural “Kicks for Kids” kickball tournament and fundraising event to benefit Coastal Kids Supportive Care, the pediatric program of Coastal Hospice. The tournament will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SSSC Sports Complex, 2316 Goddard Pkwy. in Salisbury.
The kickball tournament will be a competition of teams of 10-12 players with a registration cost of $300 per team. Companies, clubs and neighborhoods are encouraged to form teams.
Prizes will be awarded for the 1st place team and best team uniform. There will be free children’s activities for teams with families, food trucks on site selling lunch items and ice cream, corn hole toss to play in between games, and a lemonade stand.
Teams are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing team uniforms or T-shirts. Teams are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and tents for spectating between games.
“Kickball is a sport that everybody can enjoy,” Sophia Smecker, “Kicks for Kids” chairperson and director of public relations at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, said. “Our inaugural event is something that the whole family can attend or a perfect outing for company team building. You don’t need to be an athlete to play – just be ready to have fun and support a wonderful cause!
The event will benefit Coastal Kids Supportive Care, the pediatric support program of Coastal Hospice. Coastal Kids offers specialized medical attention for children with serious illness, providing comprehensive treatment for the relief of discomfort, symptoms and stress. The goal of care is to improve the quality of life for both the child and the family.
Teams may sign up at CoastalHospice.org or by calling 410-742-8732.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.