CMSA January 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 gay 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. This class will be FREE to CMSA members. Please register through LeagueApps.

Sign-up to join now!

 

Welcome new CMSA Commissioners and CMSA League and Organization Tidbits

– The CMSA Main Board is seeking a volunteer for Open Beach Volleyball Commissioner. Please let us know if you have any interest at info@chicagomsa.org!

– Thank you, Sam Pinter, for volunteering to run CMSA Kickball.

– Shout-out to Greg Marquis for volunteering to run CMSA Cornhole.

– We hired an external Bookkeeper! The Bookkeeper will be in charge of issuing checks going forward.

– Our Bylaw Committee has been working on gender-identity language utilized in our CMSA Bylaws.

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.

Women’s Indoor Volleyball Season Start Jan 9 ( Registration Ends Jan 26)

Women’s Basketball Season Start Jan 8 ( Registration Ends Jan 15)

Badminton Winter Doubles Season Start Jan 10 ( Registration Ends Jan 17)

Women’s Dodgeball Season Start Jan 14 ( Registration Ends Jan 28)

Cornhole Season Start Jan 15 ( Registration Ends Jan 12)

Soccer – Recreational Season Start Jan 22 ( Registration Ends Jan 29 )

Soccer – Competitive Season Start Jan 22 ( Registration Ends Jan 29 )

Pool Season Start Feb 10 ( 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!

 

CMSA eSports Current League Registration and Offerings

CMSA eSports is excited to announce that it is kicking off the New Year with SEVEN leagues starting in January! We’ll be introducing Teamfight Tactics, Hearthstone, APEX Legends, Overwatch, and Dead by Daylight to our stand offerings of League of Legends and SMITE! CMSA eSports is committed to bringing competitive-light structured format tournaments to the CMSA community, both in Chicago and outside! 

Find details and sign-up forms below! To find in-depth rules for leagues or to find out more League Managers, you can join and engage with our Discord Server community by clicking here!

Join and Register now!

 

TEAMFIGHT TACTICS 

Length: 8-week League

Start Date: January 10, 2022

Day of the Week: Mondays at 7PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/UJV9ZwPiGqxXnr9K9

Last day to register: January 8th, 2022

 

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS 

Length: 9-week League

Start Date: January 11, 2022

Day of the Week: Tuesdays at 7PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/p9uTFyDTtsgS2tHf9

Last day to register: January 9th, 2022

 

HEARTHSTONE 

Length: 8-week League

Start Date: January 12, 2022

Day of the Week: Wednesdays at 7PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/XApzALoLLaFMo7ow9

Last day to register: January 10th, 2022

 

SMITE 

Length: 12-week League

Start Date: January 12, 2022

Day of the Week: Wednesdays at 7:30PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ux5NmAnGoonr9WtH9

Last day to register: January 10th, 2022

 

APEX LEGENDS 

Length: 6-week

League Start Date: January 14, 2022

Day of the Week: Fridays at 8PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/7Nt9f7zQwVB1nshK6

Last day to register: January 12th, 2022

 

OVERWATCH 

Length: 9-week

League Start Date: January 19, 2022

Day of the Week: Wednesdays at 7PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/jt43DDg6zQzD6H6KA

Last day to register: January 17th, 2022

 

DEAD BY DAYLIGHT 

Length: 6-week League

Start Date: January 20, 2022

Day of the Week: Thursdays at 6:30PM CT and 8:00PM CT

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/MXUNs3aDLG1ZaB2s6

Last day to register: January 18th, 2022

 

Get Involved: Are none of these CMSA eSports leagues speaking to you? We’re ALWAYS looking for new eSports to bring onboard! If you have an idea for a league you would like, or want to get involved with supporting an existing one, come join our Discord Server community and let us know, or reach out to esports@chicagomsa.org as well.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cmsaesports

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cmsaesports

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 – board@chicagomsa.org

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 – board@chicagomsa.org

Programs & Events

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

please contact – board@chicagomsa.org

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