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Buckets sink battleships at Jefferson Pool

Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 10:11 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:51 p.m. CST
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Logan Pufahl of Villa Park participates in the "Life Size Battleship" event in which people try to sink their competitors canoe using buckets of water at Jefferson Pool in Villa Park Friday June 27 2014.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Villa Park Park District employee and participant in the "Life Size Battleship" event Josh Porter helps Spencer Kaina of Villa Park while Hannah Andris and Declan Miller swim away from their capsized canoe during the event held at Jefferson Pool in Villa Park Friday June 27 2014.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Children including Seth Lenhart of Villa Park participate in the "Life Size Battleship" event in which people try to sink their competitors canoe using buckets of water at Jefferson Pool in Villa Park Friday June 27 2014.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Teams compete in the "Life Size Battleship" event in which people try to sink their competitors canoe using buckets of water at Jefferson Pool in Villa Park Friday June 27 2014.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com (left-right) Jim Pierce, Hayden Pierce, Abigail Hart and Anthony Hart of Lombard enjoy participating in the "Life Size Battleship" event in which people try to sink their competitors canoe using buckets of water at Jefferson Pool in Villa Park Friday June 27 2014.

VILLA PARK – Using buckets full of pool water, paddles and unique strategies, teams worked hard in an attempt to sink their opponents' canoes during Life Size Battleship on June 27 at Jefferson Pool, 341 N. Harvard Ave.

Teams of four competed in three different divisions: youth (ages 6 to 12), family (two adults and two children), and adults (18 years and older). The event was held in conjunction with Patron Appreciation Day and emceed by Coach Josh of All-Star Sports.

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