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Athletes of all levels enjoy touch-football leagues with postgame happy hour; portion of proceeds donated to charity of winner's choice

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Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Must be 21 or older. Must sign waiver. New members only. Not valid for Touch Football - Corporate League. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for an individual touch-football registration (up to an $80 value)
  • $399 for a full-team touch-football registration for up to 15 people (up to an $800 value)

Players can register for a 2012 Sunday league (starting September 9; games from noon to 2 p.m.) or a Wednesday league (starting September 12; games from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.). The winter 2013 league will be available for registration from November 1 through December 21. During the season's seven no-contact games five men and three women are on the field at all times, and teams cool down with organized happy hours at local bars. The season ends with a single-elimination playoff tournament, and the winning team gets to donate sponsored prize money to a charity of their choice. Leagues are divided into three skill divisions: sorta players, casual, and extremely casual. In addition to team T-shirts, refs, equipment, and all field fees are provided.

ZogSports

ZogSports unites like-minded recreational athletes through fun coed sports teams and social events in leagues across the country. With seasonal sports such as basketball, football, and volleyball, teammates interact and compete in a fun environment. ZogSports organizes postgame happy hours at local bars and restaurants, which are designed for teams to mingle, talk about the games, and conjure up the possibility of a recreational dissertation-writing league. ZogSports donates 10% of profit and 100% of happy-hour proceeds to charities of each team's choosing, ensuring participants make a noticeable difference in the community. ZogSports and participating urbanites have donated more than $1,400,000 to charities since 2002.

ZogSports

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Robert Herzog dropped off his laundry, picked up his mail, and took the local C train to work instead of the express A train. When he arrived for work at the north World Trade Center tower that morning, nearly 300 of his coworkers were dead. Stunned by his inexplicable escape from death, Herzog battled through his trauma by focusing on the good things in his life. Earlier that year, he met his wife-to-be playing coed softball. He had enjoyed the league but felt he could do better. Tempered by the sense of charity and community that was so ubiquitous after September 11, he opened ZogSports—a sports league that donates 10% of its profits to charity—in 2002.

Since then, leagues have spread from New York and the northeast out to Atlanta and the Twin Cities. Casual competitors in their 20s and 30s team up in touch-football leagues and indoor-volleyball leagues, making new friends on the field, at postgame happy hours, and at preseason press conferences.

When teams sign up for ZogSports's leagues, they choose a charity to represent. From there, teams compete to win the league championship, come up with the funniest team name, or order the most drinks at the bar after the game, all of which earn them money for their charity of choice. To date, the company has donated more than $1.5 million to various charities.

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    Piedmont Park

    14th St. and Piedmont Ave.

    Atlanta, Georgia 30361

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  2. 2

    Wyngate

    2875 Northside Drive Northwest

    Atlanta, GA 30305

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