The Annual TTS Spring Picnic is coming up Friday, May 17th! This is where we take a Friday evening to hang out with all of the awesome people in the CrossFit Central, RedBlack and Relentless community grill, eat some good food, meet some new people, play some Hooverball. That’s right – HOOVERBALL!
Community Spring Picnic
Friday, May 17th
@ Northwest Park (700 Ardath Rd 78757, just north of the gym on Burnet)
All are welcome – bring your family, children, friends and furry friends
There will be a 3-legged race for kids!
We will provide meat on the grill, games and good company!
What to Bring:
Your posse (friends and family)
A Paleo-ish side dish to share with about 20 people
Sunscreen/bug spray if you need it
Hooverball skills if you plan to play
What is Hooverball you ask?
per Wikipedia: Hooverball is a medicine ball game invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal physician to help keep then-President Hoover fit. The Hoover Presidential Library Association and the city of West Branch, Iowa, co-host a national championship each year.
In general, the game is played on a volleyball-type court of grass or sand and involves throwing a heavily weighted medicine ball over the net. Officially, in Hooverball, the medicine ball weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg) and is thrown over an 8 ft (2.4 m) volleyball-type net. The game is scored like tennis. The ball is caught and then thrown back. The weight of the medicine ball can make the sport quite physically demanding.