“It was a wonderful day. The weather was perfect, the sportsmanship was amazing and the community support was off the charts.”

That is how Enterprise Chamber of Commerce President Erin Grantham described the inaugural kickball classic held Saturday, Aug. 26, at Donaldson Park.

Twelve teams participated in 22 kickball games. “We had two teams that travelled from a distance. One was from Pensacola, Fla., and the other was from Panama City, Fla.”

The purpose of the tournament was to raise funds for the chamber of commerce. “Of all the events that the chamber hosts, this is the only event where the proceeds actually benefit the chamber directly,” Grantham said. “These funds help with building maintenance, equipment costs and other general items needed to operate as a fully functional business—which in turn allows us to continue our efforts to advance the prosperity of our local business community.”

Games began at 9 a.m. and the championship game ended at 6:30 p.m. The team from Pensacola, Fla., named “Not Today” was the winner.  

“We also had a ‘Rock My Socks’ competition,” Grantham said.  Kick ballers are known for wearing crazy socks and uniforms to make their teams stand out so we thought we’d add some light-hearted fun to the competition.

“We are so thankful to all who participated, especially to our volunteers who helped to make it possible,” Grantham said. “We can’t wait for next year.”

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