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Posted on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 : 9:45 a.m.

Ghostly International wins championship in Ann Arbor Small Business Summer Kickball League

By Stefanie Murray

Ghostly International defeated the Fleetwood Diner's Fighting Earls 15-14 in Sunday evening's championship game for the Ann Arbor Small Business Summer Kickball League.

The game, played at Veterans Memorial Park on Ann Arbor's west side, capped off the league's fourth year in operation. It was started by Sanford Bledsoe in 2007 as a way to "bring the community together," according to league co-commissioner Audrey Karlstad, who now runs it with Bledsoe.

"It is our purpose to bring people together that wouldn't normally have an opportunity to meet," Karlstad wrote in a Facebook note to "People find resources within our community that maybe they didn't know were there before. We keep it free, so that anyone can participate."

Sunday's game was the final game in the league's Tournament of Champions, which is a single elimination tourney played at the end of every season.

According to Karlstad, this year's league participants included: Arbor Vitae, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Digital Ops, 8 Ball Saloon, Fleetwood Diner, Ghostly International, Leon's Speakers, The Vault of Midnight (called Megaforce 734, their team includes members of the Bang! dance party crew), Mich Haus Student Co-op, REI, Sava's, Village Corner, and WCBN.

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