CMSA March 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 Happenings

-Thank you to our teams that have been sending in pictures. Pictured above are the Misfit Monkeys from Women’s Basketball. We love seeing our membership enjoying their sports. You can share your team’s photos to

-We will be reviewing the CMSA COVID-19 policies at our next board meeting on March 8th. Please check in with your sport’s leader if you need any clarification on guidelines.

– Open Flag Football is hosting a registration kick-off party at North End on March 4th from 7pm to 10pm. You can see the flyer below with our upcoming registrations. They will be offering new player clinics and player development sessions. Those events will be announced through their social media on Facebook and Instagram.

The CMSA Main Board is still seeking a volunteer for Open Beach Volleyball Commissioner. Check out our Commissioner’s CPlease let us know if you have any interest at!

Check out our website for more information!

CMSA Self-Defense Class (March 5th, 2022 – 10AM to 2PM) Last Day to Register

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 18 more people. This class will be FREE to CMSA members. Please register through LeagueApps in the events section.

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CMSA In-Person Registrations and eSport Offerings

Are you ready for these registrations?  

4 -Hour Self-Defense Class One Day Event Mar 5 ( Registration Ends Today! )

Pool – New Location Season Start Apr 7 ( Registration Ends Apr 1)

 Open Flag Football Season Start Apr 30 ( Registration Ends Apr 1

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! eSports will be announcing upcoming seasons through Discord.

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,

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