Chris Nigro, Event Chair
Adam B. Portnow, President-Elect, Sarasota YLD
On July 9th, 2015, the Sarasota County Bar Association YLD hosted the 5th Annual Barrister’s Kickball Tournament. Despite hot and humid conditions, two teams whose members included private attorneys, public defenders, and state attorneys, all braved the heat and played to a stalemate through nine grueling innings. With both teams evenly matched, it took extra innings before the “visiting team” came out on top in front of loyal spectators.
With plenty of refreshments and pizza on hand, all of the kickball warriors were able to stay well fueled and hydrated during this epic clash. The Barrister’s Kickball Tournament has become a staple on the Sarasota YLD calendar, promoting fitness and casual interaction outside of work between members of our local bar that otherwise do not often meet.
After both teams shook hands in a show of sportsmanship at the end of the game, one renowned local kickball enthusiast was quoted as saying “it was the greatest game of kickball every played!” This sentiment was echoed by all of the fans in attendance. Although it may be difficult to match the performance on the field from this year, Sarasota YLD looks forward to an even bigger tournament next summer.