We love creating positive press and fun headlines.  CLUBWAKA is committed to partnering with various community organizations that help brighten up other peoples’ lives through events, gatherings, tournaments, and games.   Check out some of the stories below and if you have an idea that we can turn into a headline, hit us up: 

Hardo Lady Gets Banned From Tinder For Only Using The App To Recruit Fellow Hardos To Her Kickball Team...Wait, What?

(Barstool Sports, May 12, 2022) - A math teacher dubbed Rhode Island's 'Kickball Cupid' cleverly recruited more than 40 players for her local team through Tinder, before she was banned for life from the dating app.  When Gianna Pecchia, of Warwick, first joined Tinder she was just looking to meet people, but the idea quickly came to her mind in July 2021 that the platform could do more than find her a romantic partner. During her recruiting, Gianna has found more than 46 players.

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Warwick woman who recruited a Tinder kickball team is banned from the dating app for life.

(The Boston Globe, May 9, 2022) — Gianna Pecchia really was looking for love when she joined the online dating app Tinder. But last summer, she found another way to score.

Pecchia, 30, of Warwick, used the app to recruit 46 players for Clubwaka kickball teams in Pawtucket. Founded in 1998 as the World Kickball Association, Clubwaka offers sports leagues and social activities for adults.

Friends persuaded her to join the club five years ago, even though she had strong social anxiety. She quickly made a strong circle of friends and became a league manager.


Clubwaka & the LA Rams Partner for First-Ever Kickball Tournament at SoFi Stadium to Benefit Vets Organization.

(November 4, 2021) - A different kind of ballgame took place on the SoFi Stadium football field on November 4th.  The Los Angeles Rams and worldwide adult social sports league organizer, CLUBWAKA, organized a kickball tournament to benefit Merging Vets & Players or MVP.  In the end, a tie game between the two remaining teams got settled with a field goal kickball kick.  More than $25,000 went to the veteran's organization which, in part, helps soldiers transition back into civilian life.

Adult Kickball Featured as Rams Salute to Service

(November 5, 2021) -  CBS Los Angeles' cameras are rolling as SoFi Stadium, the Rams, and CLUBWAKA join forces to raise money for veterans.  The group, known as MVP or merging vets and places, was able to collect more than $25,000.  The money help veterans get reacquainted with and connected to the community following their service in the military.

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Keeping the fun times (and ball) rolling: How CLUBWAKA is still playing during the pandemic.

(WYDaily, March 3, 2021) - As kids start heading back to in-person learning, COVID-19 cases begin to decline and vaccines are rolling out, many people are itching for a way to interact socially after a long, isolating winter.

Enter CLUBWAKA, a social club providing adult sports leagues, social activities and events.

What began as the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) in 1998 quickly turned into a way for adults 21 years and older to get together and have fun without serious competition. Now there are leagues for various sports all over the country, including Hampton Roads.

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A kickball league rallies to raise money to fight cancer and to inspire a member who’s kicked cancer three times

(WVEC, Hampton, VA) — It’s a unique way to raise money for Relay for Life in the fight against cancer. They do it, by putting their best foot forward.  The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) in Hampton, held its third annual Kick Cancer fundraising tournament last Saturday. Perhaps no one was more appreciative than Nikki Nicole, a player in the league who’s also a 3-time cancer survivor. “I’ve had cervical cancer twice, stomach cancer once, and it just sucks that there’s no cure for this disease,” Nikki said. On the positive side, Nikki has gained enormous support in her battles with cancer thanks to her league.

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(WYDaily, April 2019) - It’s 9 a.m. on a Sunday and the aroma of Mexican food hovers over the soccer field like a morning mist as families and friends gather.

It’s a midweek evening, and softball, kickball and dodgeball players meet at the sponsor’s restaurant for postgame laughs.

It’s another early evening, and after 90-plus minutes of pick-up soccer, the camaraderie and beer flow faster and more smoothly than the action.

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(Poughkeepsie Journal, July 20, 2015) - The Benedictine Health Foundation, Kingston, partnered with (World Adult Kickball Association) WAKA Kickball & Social Sports to coordinate its inaugural Kick for Mental Health charity tournament at Dietz Stadium on June 7. About 180 kickball fans ages 14 and up came out to play and raise awareness about the importance of adolescent mental health services

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(Hartford Courant, January 22, 2014) — Lindsay Reiff charges home plate and kicks the red ball with a pop, running as fast as she can to first base while her teammates cheer her on under the lights of Churchill Park: “Go, go go!”With the base just a few steps away, the first baseman catches the ball. “Out!”

But it’s all in good fun. Reiff, an Iowa transplant now living in Plainville, is part of the World Adult Kickball Association, a social sports league with teams sprinkled across Connecticut.

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