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Brothers blow off steam with Milwaukee Community Kickball League

Posted at 3:27 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 18:25:16-04

Hundreds of adults in Milwaukee are getting a kick out of kickball thanks to two brothers.

George and Derrick Rilley co-founded the Milwaukee Community Kickball League.

"It's just about networking," says Derrick. "Adults coming together and being able to enjoy yourself on Sundays."

The league started in 2008 with barely two teams on a vacant lot.

"We cut the grass," said George. "It was a sandlot. We painted lines and actually made a field out of it because it was being unused."

Today the Milwaukee Community Kickball League boasts 18 teams and more than 400 members. Players come from all walks of life.

"Police officers, firefighters, ex pro-football players, basketball players," said Derrick.

The teams usually face off at Madison Park but TODAY'S TMJ4 was there for a special day where players gathered at Helfaer Field.

Good old fashioned fun, competition and teamwork, and no it's not always friendly admits Derrick.

"It's definitely blood because it's for bragging rights!" he said.

For those living pressure-filled lives, the Milwaukee Community Kickball League scores high points.

"This is the ultimate stress reliever to be able to work out," said George. "You see your problems. you put them here on this ball.. the harder you kick it the better you feel." 

For more information on the league click here.