Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be one of those little plastic men on a foosball table?
If the answer is ‘yes,’ then sign up for the Men’s Olympics to be held at Christ the King Church in Oxford on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included.
“It’s open to the public,” said organizer and church member Don Leske, of Lake Orion. “It’s free, but donations are appreciated.”
Using wooden pallets and PVC pipe, Leske constructed a “human foosball table” that’s 35 feet long and 16 feet wide.
“Me and another guy knocked it out in about four hours,” he said. “I spent eight or nine hours shopping for stuff for it.”
“You’ve got bars running across the whole width of the field and you have to play as a team, moving left and right,” Leske explained. “The only thing you don’t do is spin around.”
In addition to foosball, there will be fowling (throwing footballs at bowling pins), Chippo golf (a combination of golf and cornhole, the beanbag toss game), kickball, Ultimate Frisbee and euchre.
If the weather is warm enough, Leske said there will also be a boat relay race on Tan Lake.
Leske sees the Men’s Olympics as “a good outreach program” for Christ the King and a great opportunity for men of all ages to enjoy a full day of competition and “bonding.”
To register for the Men’s Olympics, please call the church at (248) 628-0038 or Leske at (248) 978-5728.