Brookhaven, GA, July 14 – Chamblee-based sport and social networking company GO Kickball and The Buckhead Junior Chamber of Commerce hosted The Big Kick: a kickball tournament to raise money for Lou Gerigh’s Disease (ALS) on June 28, 2014 in Brookhaven Park. The tournament is a precursor to the annual “ALS Night of Hope”.
Over 300 young professionals participated in tournament, which had a festival environment including food trucks, beer and music. Brett McNeill, Event Chair, remarks, “Most of the players had never been to Brookhaven Park. We enjoyed bringing our friends and supporters together and are excited to announce that this event raised more money than any event we’ve ever hosted.”
Brookhaven City Councilman Bates Mattison said he is excited to support these kinds of activities, especially in the Brookhaven parks. “Brookhaven parks are one of our most valuable assets, the places where people gather and create a sense of community. We welcome the kickball tournament and we’re pleased to support research to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” Bates said. “It’s fun and philanthropy in Brookhaven – what more could you want?”
GO Kickball tournament director, Chris Harvey, says, “I’m excited the Jaycees could use kickball to raise money in a non-traditional way. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday.”
The Buckhead Jaycees are planning to paint the pavilion in the park in the near future, as a way to give back to the park and to thank the Brookhaven community.