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The 2018 Charity Kickball Tournament

4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament to Benefit LifeLine Animal Project, Presented by IATSE Local 479 Young Worker's Committee

Are you ready for some KICKBALL?!   The 4th Annual Charity Kickball Tournament will kick off at Noon on Sunday, September 30th at Coan Middle School (1550 Hosea Williams Drive NE). Even if you’re not playing on one of the 16 competing teams you should still come to cheer on your friends, have lunch with the Mekhail Brothers, buy tickets for our prize-packed raffle baskets, meet our sponsors, and adopt a dog from the LifeLine Animal Project!

We hope to break records with our giving this year, and you can help us!!!

Facebook users: click here to set yourself a reminder for the tournament (event page sign up)

About Our 2018 Charity: The LifeLine Animal Project

Since 2015 IATSE Local 479’s Young Workers Committee have devoted themselves toward making their annual kickball tournament a fun and meaningful event for players and sponsors, raising thousands of dollars for our selected charities along the way.

This year our selected charity is the LifeLine Animal Project – a non-profit dedicated to ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. In 2017 LifeLine saved the lives of more than 14,000 animals!

LifeLine offers an online catalog of animals available for adoption and will bring a selection of their adoption-ready dogs to this year’s kickball tournament.

Adopt a pet from the LifeLine Animal Project

To learn more about this wonderful charity please visit LifeLineAnimal.org

Download a copy of LifeLine’s 2017 Impact statement (PDF)


A New Location!

We’re at a great new location this year: the fields at Coan Middle School, at 1550 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE – just around the corner from the Edgewood Retail District.

[Link to location on Google Maps]


The Teams

This year’s event features 16 teams, ready to do whatever it takes to win the coveted Carroll Cup, so look out for some world class kickball action! Each team will have 15 players and will play a minimum of 3 games. Teams will be organized into 4 groups of 4, with the top two teams advancing into the knockout rounds.

Here are the list of teams you can expect to see out on the field this year!

  • Avengers
  • Capri Suns
  • Conbot Griphouse
  • Crafty Apes
  • Get Scene
  • Local 798
  • MacGuyver
  • New Deal Grips
  • NFG
  • PowerLab Productions
  • The Gifted
  • The Resident
  • Stranger Things
  • Team Tailgater
  • Wally Wood Rejects


The Kickball Playing Field

The great thing about this year’s location is that all our playing fields will be within sight of each other, making it even easier for teams to move between fields and get a good look at their competition!  Our sponsor tents are in the center of the action, along with the adoption station from LifeLine Animal Project!

[Download PDF of 2018 Field Map]

2018 Kickball Field Layout Map


Win Great Prizes

Our raffle baskets are filled with artwork and gift certificates, signed posters and Atlanta United swag – the more tickets you buy the better your odds of winning, and all the proceeds go to the puppies and kitties at LifeLine!

$5/1-ticket, $10/3-tickets, $20/7-tickets

Pictured below are just a few of the items you can try to win this year.

2018 Raffle Prizes


Thanks to Our Sponsors

A special thanks to the companies and organizations who stepped forward to help sponsor this year’s event. We couldn’t have made this year’s fundraiser a success without the support of this great community. Please help us thank them!

$1500 Level


$1000 Level


$750 Level


$500 Level


$250 Level

Please Join Us!

Even if you aren’t on a team this is a great opportunity to hang out with your fellow crewmembers and raise money for a terrific cause: our four legged friends!


This Year’s Promotional Flier

Final Kickball Poster ASD