The 2019 Mayor’s Motorcade Committee will hold the 2019 Saved by the Ball Kickball Tournament Saturday, Nov. 2 at James Brown Park, with tournament play beginning at 10 a.m. Join your neighbors and spend the day reliving recess by forming a team and competing for the title of best kickballers in Hinesville.
The cost is $50 per team to play and all registration fees will go toward the 2019 Mayor’s Motorcade. Registration opened last month and final rosters are due by Friday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. at city hall. Late registrations will be assessed a $25 fee and no later registrations will be accepted after Friday, Oct. 26.
Rosters must have 8-15 players listed. Kicking lineups must up a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 15 players. Fielding teams must have a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 10 players. If teams would like to have nonplaying coaches on their rosters, they are allowed up to two (2) per team. The minimum age to play in the tournament is 14 years of age.
Each team is required to have minimum of two female players on the roster (not to be included in the “nonplaying coaches” category) and one must be on the field of play at all times when a team is fielding.
If teams are unable to field a roster with two females on team, they are still able to sign up for the tournament. At the beginning of each of their games, a point will be awarded to their opponent. If two teams who do not have the minimum number of females meet in tournament play, this rule will still be enforced. If a team who does not have the minimum number of females qualifies for the Bronze or Gold medal games, this rule will still be enforced.
The registration form, roster and payment must be submitted to the following address by Friday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.:
Hinesville City Hall – Mayor’s Motorcade
C/O W. Morris-Reed
115 E MLK Jr Drive
Hinesville, GA 31313
Cash or check only. Please make checks payable to the City of Hinesville and write “Mayor’s Motorcade – Kickball” in the memo line.
Registration forms can be found at cityofhinesville.org on the Healthy Hinesville pages. A copy of all tournament rules is attached to the registration form. The 2019 Saved by the Ball kickball tournament will be operating under the rules of play for Kickball365.
There will be a mandatory coaches/captains meeting held at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Tournament play will begin at 10 a.m. Teams will play games that are six innings or 65 minutes, whichever comes first. All games will be single elimination.
The Bronze Medal game, to determine 3rd and 4th place in the tournament, will be played at 3 p.m. unless there is a delay caused during tournament play.
The Gold Medal game, to determine 1st and 2nd place in the tournament, will be played at 4 p.m. unless there is a delay caused during tournament play.
Upon the conclusion of the Gold Medal game, there will be a brief awards ceremony for 1st through 3rd place.
Following all tournament play, there will be a kickball game between employees from the City of Hinesville and Liberty County. This game is slated to begin at 5 p.m. unless delayed by tournament play.
Attendance for all games is free. A select number of food vendors will be selling onsite. Interested in becoming a food vendor for this event? Please send an email to the Tournament Director at email@example.com.
The 2019 Mayor’s Motorcade Committee is seeking sponsors for this event. If you are interested in receiving a sponsorship form, please contact the Tournament Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Saved by the Ball Kickball Tournament is a collaboration between the City of Hinesville Mayor’s Motorcade Committee, Liberty County / Liberty County Recreation Department and Healthy Hinesville.