Get In the Game

By KJ Philp, Jan. 1, 2015.

By now you’ve heard the “new year, new you” spiel countless times, but what does it actually mean? More exercise? Stricter diet?

Before you go confining yourself to a gym you don’t like or a radical meal plan, consider becoming involved in the LGBT community in a new way: by joining a local sports league.

Not only does Phoenix have a wide variety of leagues, teams and sports to choose from, but resolving to take up a new activity or recommit to an old favorite in 2015 could result camaraderie with a new circle of other active individuals as well as increased engagement in the community.

So, whether you’re a fair-weather fan, a fierce tailgater or ferocious competitor, here are the local sports leagues you need to know about in the year ahead.

BOWLING

Phoenix Unified Gay Bowling Alliance (PUGBA)

PUGBA is a not-for-profit organization and a member tournament of the International Gay Bowling Organization. Local leagues are composed of bowlers of all ages and skill levels, from novice to lane shark.

Dates

Monday:

Our Gang | ourgangwl@gmail.com | AMF Scottsdale, 7300 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale

Wednesday:

Laughlin Lambdas | stimpy1538@yahoo.com | Let It Roll Bowl, 8925 N. 12th St., Phoenix

Thursday:

Thursday Night 3-Ways | kdhoffman@mac.com | Let It Roll Bowl, 8925 N. 12th St., Phoenix

East Valley Pride | Btack40@cox.net | AMF Chandler, 1900 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler

Friday:

Family Affair | jbeghtol2@cox.net | Let It Roll Bowl, 8925 N. 12th St., Phoenix

Sunday:

People & Persons | peopleandpersons@aol.com | Let It Roll Bowl, 8925 N. 12th St., Phoenix

Deets

Website: pugba.prit.net

Facebook: facebook.com/gaybowlingphoenix

Phone: 480-310-7826

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