The 12th Annual Stapleton Kickball Tournament, presented by SUN and the MCA, is scheduled for Sat., August 8 to occur during Mayor Hancock’s Denver Days (August 1-9). The one-day tournament will be held on the east fields of Stapleton’s Central Park, between 10am and 2pm. Players of all abilities are encouraged to sign up for this family-friendly community event.
Interested participants can sign up a team at www.stapletonunitedneighbors.com/SUNKickball. Participant age minimum is 16 and teams can have up to 20 people. On the field at any time each team needs at least four males and four females and 9 to 14 players. The tournament will have space for 20 teams. Registration for each team is $125. Because SUN is a 501(c)(3), the registration fee is a tax-deductible donation.
This year all proceeds of the tournament will be used to support a local charity. Previous recipients have been the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at nearby University Hospital through the March of Dimes, Stapleton schools, and Station 26 firehouse. If you are part of a local charity or know of one that would like to be the recipient of the tournament funds, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in joining the MCA in sponsoring SUN’s event, visit www.stapletonunitedneighbors.com/SUNKickball for additional information on the various sponsorship levels.
Spectators are encouraged to attend to cheer on the players, dance to the DJ, and meet neighbors from across the community.
The annual kickball tournament, one of the oldest traditions in the young Stapleton community, originated as an initiative of the Stapleton Foundation to encourage community-level physical activity. Participating in the tournament remains a great way for Stapleton residents to get some exercise while enjoying the company of their neighbors and friends.
Denver Days, now in its third year, is a citywide tradition to help neighbors get to know each other and get involved with their communities. For more about Denver Days: www.denvergov.org/mayor/MayorsOffice/ProgramsInitiatives/DenverDays/tabid/444458/Default.aspx.
Erin Jones is on the SUN board and is the kickball event chairperson.
New SUN Board and Committees
After the May 2015 annual SUN election, the new board reassigned committee roles and elected officers for the next year. The executive board for 2015-2016 is:
Mark Mehringer, President
Damon Knop, Vice President
Amanda Allshouse, Secretary
Bryan Penny, Treasurer
The SUN Board also reconfirmed the following committees for the next year:
Transportation, Outreach/Block Captains, Safety/Neighborhood Watch, Education, Sustainability, Business Recruitment, and Kickball Tournament Organizing. Each committee helps fulfill SUN’s threefold mission to provide a forum for our residents; to maintain a communication network between ourselves, our neighboring Denver residents, and the city of Denver; and to act on issues of importance to the community as a whole.
All Stapleton residents are welcome to participate in any of SUN’s various committees. If you are interested in learning more about SUN or its committees, please contact us with questions at email@example.com.