Woman Blames Drunk Kickball|League for Her Broken Clavicle


      (CN) – A kickball league encouraged its teams to play drunk, claims a member of the “Kicking Under the Influence” team, who says her collarbone was broken by a drunken player on the team “Drink ‘Til They’re Pretty.”



     Christine Galenski sued Waka Kickball in Palm Beach County Court.
     Galenski claims Waka Kickball “had a pattern and practice of actively encouraging the individual kickball players and teams to consume alcohol before, during and after the kickball games sponsored, operated, and controlled by Waka.”
     And she claims the players did as they were told: “many kickball players engaged in the open consumption of alcohol beverages before, during, and after the sponsored kickball games.”
     So blatant was it, Galenski says, that Waka “had a pattern and practice of encouraging and/or allowing obviously intoxicated kickball players to play kickball.”
     As a result, Galenski says, during a game on April 1, 2011, she kicked the ball and was running to the base “when an intoxicated player from ‘Drinking ‘Til They’re Pretty’ tackled [her].”
     She says she was taken to a hospital with a fractured clavicle and continues to receive orthopedic and neurological care for her shoulder.
     Except for that one reference, the team is called “Drink ‘Til They’re Pretty,” not “Drinking ‘Til They’re Pretty,” throughout the complaint.
     Galenski seeks damages for negligence, pain and suffering, physical impairment, lost wages, and medical expenses.
     She is represented by William Dean with Ford & Dean, of Aventura, Fla.

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