Licking County News

Glow kickball tournament scheduled for July 11


The Southwest Licking Leo Club will host its first glow-in-the-dark kickball tournament from 9 p.m. Friday, July, 11, to 3 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park, 10255 Mcintosh Road.

The Southwest Licking Leo Club, which includes students ages 12-18 who attend school in Pataskala, is trying to raise money for the city's Halloween celebration and the community egg hunt, club adviser Sarah McGuire said.

The Leo Club is affiliated with the Pataskala Lions Club.

McGuire said the Leo Club has donated $500 per event in the past and members hope to raise more funds this year.

One of the club's goals is to include better prizes in the eggs handed out during the hunt, she said.

McGuire said the tournament will cost $150 per team and each team will have 10 players.

Players are encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark uniforms.

Nathan Coey, Pataskala's acting city administrator, said during the June 16 City Council meeting a team from the city would participate.

Mayor Mike Compton said the kickball tournament could be a fun event for the city.

As of last week, the Leo Club had eight teams registered.

McGuire said the tournament could accommodate 14 teams.

McGuire said the tournament will have a double-elimination format, so all teams will play a minimum of two games.

The top two teams will receive trophies and prizes will be given for the best uniforms.

Participants can register on the Leo Club's Facebook page or pick up forms at the Pataskala Municipal Pool. For more information, email

The concession stand operated by the Pataskala Lions Club will be open during the event.