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.
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.