Grand Park to offer three sports for adult social leagues

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Grand Park isn’t just for youth travel leagues anymore.

Director William Knox said the plan for Grand Park always has always been to create participation opportunities for all ages. Knox said the next step for the family sports capital of the world is to offer something for adults.

“The big picture for Grand Park and the City of Westfield is to be the family sports capital,” Knox said. “We plan to provide programming for all generations. We’ve done a really good job with the travel side for youth and our partners have helped us with the rec side for youth. Now, we want to do the rec side for adults.”

Winter adult leagues are kickball, soccer and flag football. Knox said the goal is to have four to six teams per sport. Cost is $700 per team. Up to 12 individuals can be on a roster. The price includes six weeks of competition and a T-shirt. Groups can sign up as a teams and individuals can sign up as free agents. Each sport co-ed. A minimum of three females are required per team.

“Social leagues were a natural thing for us to look at doing,” Knox said. “Most people are competitive by nature and will come out to play, but it’s truly more of a social league for people to come out, get together and play sports and just to hang out and get to know each other.”

Knox said spring social leagues are already planned, including outdoor sports. When the adult leagues are established, Knox said Grand Park will look into offering senior programming.

Registration will be open until Jan. 18. Play begins Jan. 27. For more, visit grandpark.org/leagues.

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