Hello my fellow Baltimoreans!
At the begining of the year, I did a something little different – I actually set a new year’s resolution! Aside from the typical, maintain a healthy lifestyle line item that people put on their resolutions, I added something a little different: Be less afraid to try new things and meet new people. I definitely have a core group of close buds that I hang out with, but I’ve noticed lately, to my detriment, that I don’t really branch out and mix with other people. I started dissecting why this was and I arrived at some conclusions about it. I finally decided to do something about it, so I thought I’d sign up for Baltimore Sports and Social Club, herein known as BSSC. I’ve always thought about signing up before, but I was a little self-conscious about my lackluster athletic skills. That coupled with laziness to find a team just deterred from being a part of the organization. This time around, I was recruited by one of my friends at MICA. I was a little apprehensive at first, but I decided to overcome my skepticism and go for the gold!
BSSC was founded by Mike Cray, former construction contractor, back in 1996. The purpose/mission of BSSC is to create year-round opportunities for people to engage in athletic activities and at the same time build social connections that go beyond the playing field. BSSC has lots of partnership with local bars and venues, so participants are able to take advantage of different specials – it’s great! The BSSC caters to people with all athletic abilities – in fact, they have three different leagues: Social, Super Social, and Super Extra Social. You can play Volleyball, Broomball, Softball, Football, and so much more!
I’ve been playing volleyball for about three weeks now (and I actually have a game tonight GO CRAY”S ANATOMY!), and I’m so glad I joined. Instead of watching TV on a Wednesday night and goofing off on the Internet, I’m playing a sport that I truly enjoy, I’m interacting with different types of people, and staying active! I’m pretty pro BSSC, but at the same time, I like to offer our readers various options. If you don’t find BSSC fits you, then try Play Baltimore.
Whatever is your cup of tea, get out there and try something new Baltimore! Click on the links below and hopefully you find something you like!
For now, this is Ankur…