CMSA February 2022 Member Newsletter

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Find out more about the current sports’ seasons, events, programs, and other tidbits

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About CMSA

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) is the largest not-for-profit LGBTQ+ sports organization in the Midwest.
We offer recreational and competitive level play in a variety of athletic leagues throughout the year.
The league is open to all persons who wish to play, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

What’s happening around CMSA?

CMSA Self-Defense Class (March 5th, 2022 – 10AM to 2PM) LIMITED CAPACITY

Heidi Onion has volunteered to run the CMSA Self-Defense Class again. Thank you Heidi for your dedication to helping our members with your knowledge and skills! This event will be held from 10AM to 2PM on March 5th, 2022 at the Center on Halsted in the John Baran Hall. Capacity is limited to 35. We still have room for 25 more people. This class will be FREE to CMSA members. Please register through LeagueApps in the events section.
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CMSA Happenings

– CMSA Soccer sent two teams to the Sin City Classic in Las Vegas in January. Both competed in the second division.
– CMSA Cornhole is back for its 2nd season. The league found a new home with the gym at Bethany United Church of Christ. Three weeks into the season, the early frontrunners are A-maize-ing, Unicorns, Shuck Coronavirus & Corn Liquors. Don’t miss the fun when we announce our 3rd season later this year.
– The CMSA Main Board is still seeking a volunteer for Open Beach Volleyball Commissioner. Please let us know if you have any interest at!
– We hired an external Bookkeeper! The Bookkeeper will be in charge of issuing checks going forward.

Check out our website for more information!

CMSA In-Person Registrations and Sport Offerings

We have several sports and events occurring over the next few weeks.

Open Basketball Season Start Feb 12 ( Registration Ends Feb 7)

Badminton Season Started Jan 24 ( Registration Ends Feb 7 )

4 -Hour Self-Defense Class One Day Event Mar 5 ( Registration Ends Feb 26 )

If you are interested in facilitating a game or season, let us know!

Register for LEAGUES and EVENTS now!

Get Connected: CMSA eSports can be found in the following places, but the best place to find us and our community is in our Discord server!
Discord:  CMSA eSports Discord

Friendly Reminder

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee have crafted a Discrimination and Harassment Incident Form.

CMSA strives to maintain a “safe space” for all athletes, referees, and spectators.

If you have been the victim of bullying or harassment at a league-sanctioned event,
you may use this form to report it to the organization.
Information reported via this form will remain confidential to the CMSA Main Board and investigatory committee.

Report now!

Interested in helping out?

Main Board Committees

Join our open committees including Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Finance,
Data Analysis, Operational Effectiveness, & Sports Officiating, please contact –

League & Sport Leadership

If you want to help your sport or other sports with the skills or knowledge that you have –
we would love to hear from you – please contact –

Programs & Events

We are always looking for additional programming, events, and opportunities for all members,
please contact –

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