Is Vegas ready for this team?

The team name might evoke thoughts of a Caribbean cruise, but You Look Like You Need A Drink takes its kickball seriously.

The locals captured their first CT Ivy title since joining the New Haven-based league in 2008 with an unbeaten record and will represent the district in the Kickball World Championships in Las Vegas this October.

Team members are Tom Choma, Matt Griswold, Daniele Alaimo, Kim Chacho, Dylan Davey, Robert Olsen, Russ Davis, Jeremy Davis, Scott Godfrey, Janice Greiser, Dave Heise, Erica Pachlhofer, Mark Scarinzi, Corey Shoop, Robyn Siedel, Blake Smith and Alex Zamachaj.

“One of the great things about all WAKA leagues are their donations to charity,” Olson said. “Every league has a local charity that they donate a portion of their registration fees to.

“The CT Ivy league’s official charity is Life Haven: lifehaven.org/. This great charity provides shelter for homeless pregnant woman and women with young children here in New Haven.”
To help send the locals to Vegas, visit the site at indiegogo.com/kickball/.

YLLYNAD played an eight-game regular season and then made it through a single-elimination playoff tournament to earn the invite to compete in the World Adult Kickball Association’s National Founder’s Cup Tournament in Las Vegas on Columbus Day weekend.

According the WAKA website, kickball is real fun for real people.

The average player is a young professional (21 plus). Leagues are co-ed adults and play is like the elementary school game you remember — the one with the big red playground ball. It’s an easy game that is open to all skill levels.

One of the fastest growing community sports in America, the World Adult Kickball Association has more than 32,000 registered players.

With the player constituency evenly matched between men and women, WAKA kickball, a “social sport,” is proud to be the New American pastime.

YLLYNAD will have a fundraiser and also collect funds for its charity, Life Haven, at New Haven’s Anna Liffey’s on Friday, Aug. 3.

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