Happily Ever Zogger

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 Ann Marie’s…

 

I am so fortunate to benefit from ZogSports’ vision for a better future.

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I joined Hoboken’s ZogSports a year after losing my fiancé to a brain aneurism almost ten years ago. I didn’t know at that time if I could ever be happy again. Everyone I knew was either getting married or married with kids, except me. Widowed at 30, I felt like my old life didn’t fit me anymore. I knew I needed to meet people my age but it is so hard to make friends when you are in your 30’s. I didn’t think I had any particularly interesting hobbies, and was never the athletic type, so I was intimidated easily by sports. Lucky for me to have found ZogSports which offered a variety of organized sports that catered to all skill levels (including the two I joined: kickball and dodgeball). These weekly games kept me out of the house and for lack of better words, saved my life.

It was during my first season as a Zogger where my now husband said he noticed me. We were out celebrating our respective games and exchanged a quick introduction. He told me later that he always looked for me after the games to see if we could meet up again. Four seasons later, the timing seemed right on both our ends and he asked me out. He seemed to know long before I did that we would end up together. Seven years later, We are happily married with our third child on the way this January.

I will always be forever grateful for ZogSports. It changed the trajectory of my life and allowed me to have a happy ending after all.

We couldn’t be happier to have played the role in your life that we did, Ann Marie!  Congratulations to you and your family.

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A ZogSports Proposal

ZogSports’ Mission: Bring People Together, Create Highlights, Make a Difference.

Thousands of people join ZogSports every season to keep playing and make new friends.  Often, these new friendships blossom into beautiful relationships.

Andrew met Marisa in a ZogSports Basketball league five years ago.  This month, Andrew came to us and asked if we could help him plan his proposal to Marisa at that very same gym where they first met.  Here is their story:

Marisa and I met playing in a casual coed basketball league a little over five years ago.  I moved to NY after college so I thought it might be a good way to meet people.  Our team didn’t win that many games but it didn’t matter, we ended up bonding over how terrible our team was.  I started emailing Marisa separately and she invited me to join her ZogSports football team.  We started dating a few months later and we’ve been playing with the same football team for 5 years now.

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[For the proposal] I wanted to do something that would surprise her and something that would take her back to when we first met.  Earlier that night after I asked her to sub for my friend’s volleyball team.  [When we walked in] she said to me, “Hey – Isn’t this the gym where we first met?”  It was perfect.  I could tell by her reaction when she walked into the gym that she had no idea it was going to happen.

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People who join ZogSports are generally looking to meet people and have fun.  It helps to meet someone while doing something you love, like playing sports, because you know right away that you have shared interests.  I know a few couples who have met through ZogSports and I don’t think I ever would have met Marisa if it weren’t for ZogSports! img_7765

We couldn’t be happier for Andrew and Marisa.  Congratulations!

Want to be next?  Join a ZogSports league near you at www.ZogSports.com.

 

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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Highlight Tapes

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That’s Hilarious

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The Hawk Will Never Die

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Season Made

Everyday Were Shufflin

Unwind and Socialize

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

Highlight Of The Week - Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week – Company Dodgeball

Highlight Of The Week - MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week – MVP Glasses

Highlight Of The Week - 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week – 13th Season

Highlight Of The Week - Happy

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

Highlight of the Week - Tie Dyed

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!