The World Series is coming to the Fayetteville SwampDogs J.P. Riddle Stadium.
It’s not the fall classic of Major League Baseball fame, but there will be a trophy and prizes as the SwampDogs host the inaguaral 2018 Kickball World Series starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15.
Clint Narramore, the new assistant general manager and playby-play voice for the SwampDogs, said the tournament is part of a promotion on the part of the SwampDogs to offer family fun opportunities the whole year round, not just during baseball season.
An entry fee of $25 will get your team entered into the tournament, with an entry deadline of this Saturday, Dec. 1, two weeks prior to the tournament.
The rules on how people can put their team together are flexible, Narramore said. He is looking for a minimum of nine players per team with a maximum of 12. Standard kickball rules will apply, and the field will be laid out on the infield at Riddle Stadium.
The format will be single-elimination, bracketstyle play. Each game will last five innings with a 50-minute time limit. The tournament will conclude at 5 p.m.
Teams can be composed of players of mixed ages, Narramore said, meaning they can include both children and adults.
“We want the kids to be able to participate, too, and we want to make sure we can include everyone in the family,’’ he said.
In addition to presenting a trophy to the winning team, the prizes will include gif cards from various local businesses.
To enter or to find out more information about the tournament, call 910-426-5900 or come by the SwampDogs office prior to the entry deadline.
Information is also available on the Facebook page, Fayetteville SwampDogs 2018 Kickball World Series.
Photo: Clint Narramore