Flag football, anyone?
What readers should know:
What: VAVI Sport and Social Club
When: Sunday (April 29, 2018)
Where: Pacific Beach, California
VAVI Flag Football Co-ed League, Pacific Beach.
SportsMap was able to catch a glimpse into a Coed Flag Football Game in Pacific Beach, California. On the way to the host facility there was a brief distraction with a nearby game going on. What kind of ball is that? It was not a basketball or a dodgeball. You guessed it. A Kickball game was in session!
Talk about tickled pink, I had not seen a Kickball game since grade school! To see active adults out in an organized effort on a sunny, breezy day, enjoying a fun yet challenging game of foot to ball to base was quite refreshing! Stay Focused! Get to the Flag Football!
Local resident Pam Woods enjoys the VAVI co-ed game.
Ah yes! The Turf was impressive! I honestly had to touch it to be sure, YEP, field turf! Now that's the stuff. Oh no! As I imagined being at the NRG, I hear a man's war cry. At that moment I see an injured player, rolling in the turf in agony. Wait, isn't this "flag football?" Here is a receiver, Keith Russel Hunter, who has been playing in the VAVI Flag Football League for two years, a real semi-pro NFL hopeful. I watched as fellow coed teammates along with the referee hop into action to assist. After they have Russell stabilized, I see Q.B. Kim Spinardi, a south paw from SDSU B-Ball / Combo Guard (2006-2010) gear up her next play. She has quite the impressive arm. As her eyes search up field for her receiver Katy, pass complete, going for the touchdown! Yikes! Flags stripped by fellow contender. Nice play, well done.
This was way more than just a leisure activity. Both teams had very good support, competitive contenders who treated each other with dignity and respect. Excellent sportsmanship displayed here and a real enjoyment for the comradery was definitely observed . It was quite a treat!