Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

     Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)       March 07, 2005

                              ESCALADE, INCORPRATED
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

                0-6996                                 13-2739290
       (Commission File Number)             (IRS Employer Identification No.)

         251 Wedcor Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992                    46992
         (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                  (Zip Code)

                                 (260) 569-7208
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Section 8 - Other Events

Item 8.01   Other Events.

On March 7, 2005, the Company issued a press release announcing that it had
acquired substantially all of the assets of Child Life, Inc.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits

            (c)   Exhibits

               NUMBER            DESCRIPTION
                 99.1            Press release dated March 7, 2005


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, Escalade,
Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf in Wabash,
Indiana by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  March 7, 2005              ESCALADE, INCORPORATED

                                  By: /s/ TERRY D. FRANDSEN
                                      Vice President and Chief Financial Officer