Playing sports such as kickball and softball is a great way to meet people with common interests and avoid meeting people with a crippling fear of umpires. Play ball with this Groupon.
$49 for an Eight-Week Coed Kickball or Softball League ($115 Value)
Leagues are open to participants aged 22–42 and are divided into coed teams of 18–20 players around the same age. This deal is valid for both the social leagues and the singles leagues. All games take place at McCarren Park in Brooklyn.
Thursday night kickball begins on June 27 with weekly games from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through August 22. The Saturday softball league begins on June 22, and games take place from noon to 4 p.m. through August 17. Seasons may begin a week or two later, depending on rainouts in the leagues currently underway.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
S3 Leagues scoops up locals and arranges them into kickball, softball, and bowling teams according to their age and neighborhood, giving them the opportunity to enjoy team sports while meeting new people. In the summer 2010 season alone, more than 4,000 players took to the fields at McCarren Park for competitive kickball and softball competition followed by friendly postgame carousing at a nearby bar. After each game, teams receive two complimentary pitchers of beer to facilitate boisterous discussions about how many ounces are in a liter. This postgame partying perpetuates team solidarity, as does wearing matching team shirts, cashing in on food and drink specials together, and mingling at the end-of-season party.