I didn’t really have an overwhelming response from all of you after my last post but I’m going to operate on the if-I-build-it-you-will-come principle. I have created two teams for the June 10 Kick It event in Chagrin Falls: Team Austin for 7 to 9 year olds and Team Austin for 4 to 6 year olds.

The organization is very lax about ages and categories, so your children can sign up for whichever team they are most comfortable. Obviously, if you have a 6-year old first grader who’s a classmate of Braedan’s, you may sign up for the 7-9 team. The woman I spoke with even said that 10-year olds or 3-year olds can sign up if they want. (It’s just kickball, after all!)

It’s free to register but is of course a fundraiser for vitally important pediatric cancer research so a small donation would be much appreciated. This event was started in Chagrin Falls by a local boy and has a huge following of supporters there, so it should be really fun. The games will take place at Gurney Elementary School between 6 and 7:30 pm, followed by games, food, a bounce house obstacle course, the whole bit.

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a kickball tournament? Please sign your kids up here by clicking on the appropriate team. You don’t even have to create an official fundraising page, you can just add their name and contact info (much easier and faster than the CureSearch site, I promise!). Spread the word, bring your friends, cheer us on … play kickball, cure children’s cancer.