Social Sports Formal

When Michael Kirkland started Six Pack Sports – a coed social sports league that takes the standards (softball, volleyball and hockey) and turns ’em on their heads (no gloves for outfielders, played in a pool, shoes instead of skates) – his primary goal was to create an organization that was a lot more personable than others in town, which he never enjoyed.

“I didn't find them to be very friendly," Kirkland admits. "I didn't make very many friends through them, which is strange, because I'm really social."

Two years later, having involved nearly 600 participants, Kirkland has dreams of reaching even more, which is why he’s hosting tonight’s Six Pack Sports Formal, a coat-and-tie, open-bar fundraising party with live music, local artists, and a silent auction featuring photography, spa treatments, Broncos tickets and more. He’s also lined up a couple of guest speakers, including a Six Pack veteran with no friends in Colorado who signed up for a team and now has “200 or more friends — a real good support and social network.”

“He’s going to talk about what Six Pack has done for him and how it has supported him,” says Kirkland.

The formal starts at 8 p.m. at Green Spaces’ SalonEco event space, 1368 26th Street. Tickets are $50, or $35 if purchased in advance. Get more information at www.sixpacksportsleague.com.
Sat., Dec. 4, 8 p.m., 2010

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