At a family gathering a group ventured off to play Cross Country Big Ball at a local park. Kathy Spielman became the first female to play the game. Danny re-established his control over the U-16 category with two victories. On this day, John’s brother Steve Spielman coined the official Cross Country Big Ball Slogan “I am honored to be playing the . . . game in the world” (some words left out because they weren’t very nice). By the end, the games degraded to using one of the players running around the field as the goal. Everyone liked the innovative “Player Victim” variation.