Before sports, groups of adults settled scores by standing on opposite sides of a field in matching uniforms and firing cannonballs at each other's stone goal posts. Experience the peaceful evolution of competition with today's Groupon: for $27, you get an individual registration for league play (up to a $98.50 value) from Philadelphia Sport and Social Club. Though this Groupon is valid for registration and processing fees in any open league, it does not include the required fee for referees, which can cost up to $25 per game.
Philadelphia Sport and Social Club places athletically minded individuals into leagues, offering six levels of play, from recreational to fiercely competitive. Sports range from men's indoor basketball to outdoor favorites such as coed soccer and coed hockey, played with bladeless skates on the dry, frictional equivalent of ice—a floor. Meeting at several facilities throughout Philadelphia, most sports' seasons consist of 6–10 games and one round of single-elimination playoffs, culminating in prizes for the victors, such as long-sleeve T-shirts and, for kickball champions, a pageant of apologies from former playground bullies.
As individuals register for leagues, Philadelphia Sport and Social Club places them onto teams. If roster space is available, individuals can request to be placed with specific people, ensuring greater solidarity and more chances for players to impress long-time crushes with locker-room pep talks.
3800 Manayunk Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128