I follow the International Quidditch Association on Facebook, and my heart nearly flipped out of my body when I saw photos from a recent event in Central Park. A group of kids (and adults) held a QUIDDITCH MATCH! Real-life Quidditch: in your face, really happening.
I was stoked with Sara Sakowitz (she’s captain of her high school division team, The Quiddwitches) sent me photos of the kidlets playing, and I’m even more excited to share them:
The International Quidditch Association (IQA) is the major Quidditch organization for the USA and the world. The IQA often sends out emails detailing Quidditch events, reminders, and other information advertising everything Quiddtich related. In this case, the IQA had set up a “Winter Quidditch” event, mostly involving pick-up games, in Central Park this on January 8, 2012 from 12pm to 3pm. There was also a Facebook event.
It is my deepest wish that these photos inspire kid Quidditch matches around the globe… and that each and every one of you send me the photos. Sara also said there will definitely be more Quidditch games — for kids and adults — in the future, so check the Facebook page for the event if you’re in the area!