Zog Baby

ZogSports Mission: Bring People Together | Create Highlights | Make A Difference

We always love to hear stories from Zoggers who have lived out the ZogSports mission, like DeAna and Brendan. Check out the story in their own words featuring their baby Archie wearing his limited edition Zog swag.

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Archie with his Zog bib

I started playing ZogSports probably about 6 years ago or so just as a random addition to a team I knew one guy on from work. I enjoyed it but only played the one season with them. I was then asked by a different co-worker to join the team I am currently on about 4 years ago. When we started, about half the team worked with me and the rest were friends of the guy who created the team. I’m now the last one at the office but the team is still together. It’s a good way to stay in touch with these guys and we have all become friendly including the other friends who we didn’t work with.

I met DeAna at the post game bar One on One. We were playing on different teams in different divisions so we had the same color shirts and used that as some kind of cheesy opening line and it just went from there. We made plans to meet up at football and the bar again the following week and then went out after for my birthday.We chatted all afternoon/evening/night and then made plans for a date that following week.

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Deanna and Brendan

ZogSports obviously created our relationship. She moved to New York from LA about 6 months before we met and joined Zog as a way to make friends and stay active. It worked. It made it a great way to meet each other and then an easy way to hang out again in a more comfortable environment than that awkward first date right off the bat.

We ended up getting married in Los Angeles in February of 2015 with a number of DeAna’s Zog teammates making the trip for the wedding. We just had our first baby, Archie, on January 14 who made it a little tough for either of us to play football this year but I was able to make it to a couple games. We have continued to play both football and softball through Zog both as teammates and on separate teams.

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Baby Archie in his ZogSports swag

 

 

 

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Highlight of the Week – Love From NYC to SF

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“We both joined Zog Touch Football in NYC as free agents in January 2013 (I had never done football before, just volleyball).  We ended up on the same team and have played on a Zog team together every season since.  We moved to San Francisco a little over two years ago and are getting married in a few weeks at a vineyard in Sonoma!

-Chelsea,  Snap, Tackle, Pop!, ZogSports San Francisco

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


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The Hawk Will Never Die

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Meant To Be – A ZogSports Love Story

We know that many people play ZogSports in order to keep playing their favorite sports from childhood, but so many people join ZogSports for the social aspects, too: to have an organized and fun outlet to hangout with their group of friends on a weekly basis, to make new friends, and maybe even to meet their soulmate.  The latter became true for Brenda and Colin Miners.

Check out their amazing story that proves they were meant to be, and thanks to ZogSports, they finally found each other!

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In the fall of 2010, I started a soccer team with a few friends. I had moved to NYC from Canada two years prior and I thought [ZogSports] would be a great way to meet new people. In order to fill up the roster, my friends invited their friends who invited their friends, and that was how Colin was introduced onto the team. As we slowly got to know each other every week after the games, we realized how much we had in common. 

We had both graduated from the same school, the University of Waterloo, but in different years. We had both completed internships in NYC in finance. He even worked with an old roommate of mine at one point and claims to have visited our apartment but I wasn’t home (3 years before we officially met). A few years after we started dating, I found a picture of the two of us at a poker tournament back in Canada, sitting next to each other, and the picture was dated July 5, 2005. 

We’ve been loyal members of ZogSports since that fabulous fall of 2010. Through ZogSports soccer, and the continuous cycle of friends bringing in more friends, we found our family away from home. So many special friendships and bonds were formed through our weekly games, all of which we carried off the field. Some of our friends have come and gone, not only from our soccer team but from NYC. We were thrilled to have a reunion and celebration at our wedding in Jamaica on April 12, 2015. 

Funny thing is, I’m not even any good at soccer! But we all have so much fun, it doesn’t matter. 

We love this story!  Congratulations, Brenda and Colin, and might we say you all look dapper!

ZogSports is the best mix of sports and social.  Whether you’ve been playing for years or never played before, your new best friends, and maybe even your lifelong partner, are waiting for you!  Join a team now at www.ZogSports.com.

Have you experienced a highlight through ZogSports? We want to hear about it! Tell us at highlights@zogsports.com.

Highlight Of The Week – Meet The Girl

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“ZogSports has meant so much to me. I was able to come right to LA and immediately have friends that shared a common interest. And creating a softball team allowed for the perfect non-threatening environment to meet the girl I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.”

-Austin, Pitch Slapped, ZogSports LA

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


Highlight Of The Week - New Friendships

Highlight Of The Week – New Friendships

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Highlight Of The Week – Company Dodgeball

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Highlight Of The Week – MVP Glasses

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Highlight Of The Week – 13th Season

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Highlight Of The Week – Happy

Highlight Of The Week - Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week – Colleagues

Highlight Of The Week - Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week – Love To Ball

Highlight Of The Week - Champions

Highlight Of The Week – Champions

Highlight Of The Week - Engaged

Highlight Of The Week – Engaged

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Highlight of the Week – Tie Dyed

Highlight Of The Week – Engaged

What is your ZogSports Highlight?

“We met right here. I picked upSean outside. I said, ‘Hey Zogger!’ He was wearing his shirt. Then I stalked him!”

-Julie, Snakes On A Lane, ZogSports New Jersey

…and now they’re engaged!

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Did you make the game winning catch?
Did you get the last cup in beer pong?
Did you meet the love of your life?

We want to hear about it!

Send your ZogSports highlight with photos of you and/or your team to Highlights@ZogSports.com.


Highlight of the Week - Tie Dyed

Highlight of the Week – Tie Dyed

Zog Crossed Lovers

Meet Chris and Jesse: Newlyweds who met 3 years ago on a ZogSports Football team.

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Here’s their story:

Jesse and I got married last Saturday.  We met back in 2011 when she joined our football team (cell block 4).  I was on the team since fall of 2009.  After she joined the team, a mutual friend brought her to ninth ward before the season started to introduce her to everyone.  It was a Friday and I was hungover from Thursday kickball, but for some reason I knew I had to go.  That’s the night I met her, and it was love at first sight.  She met all of my friends (we have several teams in several leagues, including kickball, dodgeball, etc. – which she also played intermittently over the past few years).  So here we are – married for 5 days, and all of our friends from Zog were at the wedding too!  In fact, Shaun Saunders (who I met when our team first formed in 2009) was one of my groomsman and gave the toast.  He’s my best friend to this day, and I was the best man in his wedding in April – so as you can tell, ZogSports has had a huge impact on my life!

ZogSports is not just about playing sports, it’s about bringing together teammates and soulmates.

Thanks for sharing your story with us.  We wish you the best!