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CRAIN’S CHICAGO – INFO JUNKIE

​INFO JUNKIE: SCOOP SCORER May 29, 2006   As president of Chicago Sport and Social Clubs Inc., Jason Erkes, 36, has a surprising hole in his reading list: “I’ve never sat down and read an entire sports magazine or sports section in my life.” The former political reporter remains hooked on news. His list: While…
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – KICK START YOUR SOCIAL LIFE

KICK START YOUR SOCIAL LIFE Kickball isn’t just a kid’s game, it can help you make connections. Courtney Linehan, REDEYE Jun 8, 2006 Marisa Baile and Mike Johnson, her boyfriend of three years, met on the kickball field. Kate Brandes landed a new job thanks to her kickball connections. And Laura Klocker built bonds with…
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – THIS ISN’T CHILD’S PLAY

THIS ISN’T CHILD’S PLAY Courtney Linehan Jun 8, 2006 Adult kickball may look the same as the children’s version, but it isn’t quite the game you remember. When kids play, games last until the school bell rings or Mom says it’s time for dinner. And the number of players depends on how many people are…
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – READY, SWEAT, GO!

Ready, sweat, go! 30 Things to do Before Summer Ends You wouldn’t know it from the recent sweltering temps, but summer is slowly slipping away. And to top it off, you still haven’t hit the beach, eaten Italian ice or checked out a rooftop patio. Fear not; there’s still time. We’ve rounded up your best…
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – COED FLAG FOOTBALL: A WAY TO PLAY THE FIELD

COED FLAG FOOTBALL A WAY TO PLAY THE FIELD JoAnn Milivojevic Sep 10, 2006 QUALITIES OF LIFE: THE GUY Consider it another kind of fantasy football, where you grab at the waistline of the opposite sex. And Monday is the last day to land on a roster in the Chicago Sport and Social Club’s football…
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CHICAGO READER – CHICAGO 101

FOR PLAYERS GAMES YOU CAN PLAY By Chip Dudley September 22, 2006 THERE ARE LOADS of ways to display your awesome skills in Chicago, and there’s no reason to stick to the big four of football, basketball, hockey, and baseball. The Chicago Park District maintains six public golf courses. Weekend greens fees for nine holes…
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NEWSWEEK – IT’S OKAY TO PLAY GAMES

​IT’S OK TO PLAY GAMES AS COED SPORTS LEAGUES BOOM, THERE’S ACTION ON AND OFF THE FIELD By Vanessa Juarez Newsweek Nov. 1 issue – In the basement of Manhattan’s Big City Bar and Grill, the Multiple Scorgasms challenge the Fumbleruskis to a “team bonding experience,” also known as “flip-cup.” The Fumbleruskis accept (they are…
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – POLAR OPPOSITES

POLAR OPPOSITES CHRISTINE BADOWSKI AND CHRIS MCNAMARA Nov 19, 2006 FIRE+ICE Warm your hands by a blazing hearth on a cold winter’s night; brave the elements with a bracing skate outing; share a steaming Irish whiskey or ice-cold beer with a traveling pub crowd. HOT SPOTS FIREPLACES – Fulton Lounge: Picture a cold winter’s evening…
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – SPRING ACTION

SPRING ACTION WARMER WEATHER BRINGS OUT THE ATHLETE IN ALL OF US By Campbell Roth Mar 21, 2007 When the temperature spiked last week and the lakefront paths and beaches swelled with Chicagoans coming out of hibernation, one thing was clear: Spring was finally on its way. Wednesday is the first full day of spring–and…
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CHICAGO SUN TIMES – GET YOUR SWEAT ON

GET YOUR SWEAT ON April 14, 2007 You don’t have to wait until 2016 to catch Olympic fever. These 15 leagues will pump you up in everything from rowing to kickball—and who knows? By the time the Games hit the track/pool/mat, you could be mistaken for a member of Team USA. Holy sports offerings, Batman!…
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