RAFT hosts Human Foosball fundraiser at Berthoud Day

By Surveyor Staff

The Rural Alternative for Transportation (RAFT) is hosting Human Foosball to help raise funds to support the organization.

The event is part of the Berthoud Day festivities at Berthoud Town Park on June 4. The Human Foosball will be held from noon to 7 p.m.

Human foosball is similar to the classic tabletop game except it’s played with real people, a soccer ball and in an enclosed area. Two teams of six players compete to score the most goals in the allotted time.

The teams are broken into one goalie, three mid-fielders and two forwards. The teams are separated into three different rows within the area. Each row must face an opposing team’s row.

Players hold onto a pole that crosses the area, similar to the tabletop game. While players can’t move toward or away from the goals at the end, the can move side to side, similar to the tabletop game.

Forty-two teams will play in the event. Teams may choose to register more than once. A schedule of when each team is to play will be posted at the game site prior to game time.

Teams will be made up of six participants; individual registrants will be added to a team in need of more players. Cost is $10 per individual or $50 per six-person team.

Each game is 15 minutes or the first team to score five points wins. Whichever team has the most points at the end of the 15-minute game time is the winner.

Pre-registration is available by calling 970-532-0808. Fees must be paid and waivers must be in prior to Berthoud Day for pre-registration.