CLEVELAND, Ohio — Looking a bit like the manic giant vegetable played by Woody Allen in the movie “Sleeper”, a dozen or so kids and adults wearing inflatable bubbles gathered on the Rink at Wade Oval on Thursday night to play spirited if sometimes awkward games of soccer. Move too fast, and you would likely fall down. No one seemed to mind and there was lots of laughter.
The game was the brainchild of Recess Cleveland founder Alexander Robinson who looks for ways to stimulate community building and promote fitness by getting kids interested in activities other than basketball, football, and video games. Past events put on by Recess Cleveland include game of Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, Soccer, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Whiffle ball.
To venture out at all in the freezing night was a tribute to the players who showed up. If you missed your chance, no worries: the games will be repeated the next three Thursdays at Wade Oval.