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Pup Crawl Chicago fills six hours with Sam Adams drink specials and other brews from local watering holes, all in the name of PAWS Chicago. Proceeds from the event benefit this leader in the world of animal adoption and no-kill shelters, meaning that with every sip of that beer, a dog somewhere wags its tail and a cat regrets it doesn't have the opposable thumbs needed to write a thank-you letter. In addition to cold beers and the warm feeling that come from helping Chicago's furry citizens, participants in the event get to stock up on ample swag. Luckily, the organizers give each pub-crawler a backpack so they can hold all of their goodies.

1534 West Pratt Boulevard
Chicago,
IL
US

Simply put, Players Sport & Social Group helps more than 60,000 people each year get together, meet new friends, and have fun. The two-decade-old company has more than doubled in size in the last five years, due in no small part to the wide variety of sports leagues and clinics that it offers at venues throughout the city. Teams or individuals can sign up for sports ranging from dodge ball to beach volleyball to games of "bags," otherwise known as cornhole. Players can check their weekly standings online and review each sport's rules, learning exactly what is considered a foul in kickball or how to dispose of a football opponent's captured flag by burning it in a respectful ceremony.

The company also hosts and sponsors social events such as happy hours, fundraisers, and the Luau: a 55,900-participant grass-volleyball tournament with DJ music, food, and beer. Similarly, The Big Dig volleyball tournament offers the same mix of munchies, brews, and live entertainment, but on the sands of North Avenue Beach.

6122 North Clark Street
Chicago,
IL
US

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