Alabaster starting new adult kickball league

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ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) -Chances are, you played kickball at some point in your childhood. But the city of Alabaster will soon give adults a chance to play.

The city is starting an adult kickball league next month. City leaders say three teams already have signed up, but they’re hoping to add more before games begin July 8. Parks director Tim Hamm says athletic manager Nik McCrimon came up with the idea after seeing other cities implement it.

“It’s a chance for them to go out, have a good time for an hour or two on a week night,” Hamm said. “The kids get a chance to sit over there and watch them and laugh at them and yell at them. So I think it’s just a good overall program for everybody in the city.”

Teams already have begun practice, and players say they’re excited about the opportunity.

“It’s really nice that it’s here in Alabaster,” Mimi Penhale said. “We’ve always wanted to do something like this. But with leagues in other cities, it’s just been really hard, especially since a lot of our team are parents.”

“I think it’ll just be a fun time, just something, just an activity to kind of be active, outside working out, kind of kill some stress from work or whatever it is, and just a good thing to get outdoors,” Jim Richardson said.

The cost to enter a team is $150. If you’re interested in signing up, you can call McCrimon at 205-664-6840 or go to alabasterparks.org.

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