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How about some Human Foosball?

How about some Human Foosball?

We’re planning a human foosball tourney — why not enter your team?

foosballYou can play chess with human chess pieces, on a very large board. But the players don’t get much exercise, since it’s a pretty slow game.

Not so with human foosball. Strolling of the Heifers is looking for teams of 6 players each to compete in its first-ever human foosball tournament. Excitement and action is guaranteed.

The tournament will take place on the Retreat ground during the Slow Living Expo on Saturday, June 6, following the Strolling of the Heifers Parade.

Human Foosball is played in an area enclosed by a fence (like a hockey rink, but smaller). Players must keep their hands on a tube that can slide from right to left like the ranks on a foosball table, and kick the ball, as in soccer, toward the goal. (A YouTube search on “human foosball” will find you several explanatory videos!)

No experience is necessary, says Beth Kiendl, organizer of the games. Players should be high school age or older. Kiendl suggests participation by youth sports teams, company teams, non-profit teams, church groups, fraternal organizations, or just groups of friends.

Games will be 10 minutes long and arranged round-robin style, with each team playing at least two games. No special equipment is required. There are no substitutions during the games, but teams may change players between games. There will be “heifer-related” prizes for the winning teams.

A donation of $50 per team is suggested, but not required. All funds raised benefit the Stroll’s programs to connect people with healthy local food and to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm and food sectors.

To sign up your team, contact Beth Kiendl: or 802-254-4270. She will need the name of your team (make it farm-related), and the team leader’s name and contact info.