POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:36am
Lufkin, Texas — With the first regular season of Little League baseball under its belt, and a plethora of popular adult softball leagues, Lufkin Parks and Recreation is looking to add a new sport to its arsenal.
Don’t call it a comeback, but the increasing popularity of kickball in metropolitan areas has given the children’s game a bit of a resurrection. Jason Arnold, assistant director at Lufkin Parks and Recreation, has designs on bringing the game to the area in multiple capacities.
“We are going to host two tournaments annually, as well as offer a youth kickball league in the fall for the younger kids,” Arnold said. “And, eventually, our end goal is to get an adult kickball league going.”
Arnold said he has “no doubt” that the community could support such a league, and that it would offer a unique alternative to the softball seasons.
Read more from the Lufkin Daily News here.