Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body will debut a new kickball event during lunch this Friday at the lacrosse field.
The new event will feature the freshman and juniors against the sophomores and seniors with staff members on both teams, according to Student Activities Director Matthew Hall.
According to Hall, the event was inspired by other schools who have done similar activities with great success.
“It is something we’ve never done before that’s the first thing,” Hall said. We’ve seen other schools and other ASB’s do something similar. It’s a sport that doesn’t require a lot of practice or lots of setup and basically everybody can kick a ball.”
According to junior class vice president Natalie Maloney, free cocoa will be given to spectators.
Hall said that the goal of the kickball event was to increase inclusiveness among the student body.
“We can also get a lot of people on the team,” Hall said. “Our goal is to be inclusive and let a lot of people play. So if you’ve got 12 people out on the field, and you are rotating people in and out, you can get 20 or more people on a team. Then we can have 40-50 players for the day.”
Junior Declan Flanders also shared similar thoughts regarding the new activity.
“I think it’s great that we are doing the kickball event because it includes all the classes and even gets the staff involved,” Flanders said. “It’s an inclusive event that doesn’t require a lot of skill compared to flag football or softball.”