Kickball is one of the easiest sports to play, and next month a tournament featuring the sport will come to Tuscaloosa County.

The charity tournament, hosted by Coaling Baptist Church, will benefit a great cause. All proceeds will go to Defend the Orphans, a ministry-based nonprofit seeking to spread the Gospel to orphanages around the world.

Anyone who wants to play can form a team, and there are two divisions: adults and students. Student teams have the ability to have two players over the age of 19, but that is the limit. Team names also have to be family-friendly.

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To enter, teams must pay a $150 entrance fee, which includes lunch for the team. To register your team, players can call Travis Seagle at 205-394-2858 or email him at Teams must be registered by Aug. 15.

The double-elimination tournament will take place at Coaling Park on Saturday, Aug. 21. Every team will get to play two games before the day is done. T-shirts benefiting the DTO Ministry will available at the tournament, and can be preordered at Coaling Baptist Church or by calling Terry Smith at

Concessions will also be available, with fried fish plates on the menu. Spectators can preorder a plate by contacting Coaling Baptist Church at 205-556-2775 or by email at

Volunteers are needed to help make everything run smoothly, and many slots are still open. Roles such as team/ballfield assistants, check-in table attendants, concessions workers, and fish fryers are needed.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up at Coaling Baptist Church, or contact Lauree Spurlin using Facebook Messenger, texting 205-792-3515, or emailing

For more information on this tournament, visit Coaling Baptist Church's website here. To learn more about Defend the Orphans, click here.

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