The phrase “not enough money in the budget” is rarely followed by good news.
Salt Lake Community College does everything it can to provide the full college experience, but budget concerns have prevented the school from offering intramural sports opportunities.
The classroom is where students spend most of their time, but sometimes it’s nice to let loose, relax and spend some time with friends.
Whether the priority is to scratch that competitive itch, get some exercise or to meet new people, Beehive Sport and Social Club has SLCC covered.
Founded by Dave Marquardt in 2011, Beehive Sport and Social Club offers a no-pressure, carefree sports experience that can be difficult to find in this competitive world.
The goal for Beehive Sports is simple.
“If we treated every member of Beehive Sports with respect and we prioritized making new friends over the final score, we’d be successful,” says Marquardt.
Eight years later, Marquardt and the Beehive Sport and Social Club offer more leagues and opportunities for friendship than ever before.
Beehive offers a variety of leagues and skill divisions, ensuring that participants can find exactly the experience they are searching for. With sports ranging from flag football and basketball, to cornhole and Beehive Prom, all ability levels are served.
Two divisions in most sports, social and super social, allow athletes to choose the level of competition they want. Social divisions give those former high school and college athletes a chance to compete, and super social divisions are perfect for those more concerned with trying to learn and have fun.
“My entire social circle is made up of Beehive sports folks, and I’m getting married this year to someone I met on my first kickball team,” says Niki Alpers, Beehive participant.
Socializing doesn’t end after the final points are scored.
Each league has a sponsor bar nearby where teams can meet up and swap stories of past and future glory. And who doesn’t love a good story from Uncle Rico about how far he could throw a football in his day?
Registration fees range from $40-$75. With registration, Beehive participants receive a t-shirt and six to eight weeks’ worth of games.
If the registration fee seems a little high, becoming a team captain cuts the registration fee in half.
Lastly, what about the new person in town, just trying to meet a fun group?
For those that worry about being able to put together a team, Beehive offers the option to sign up as a free agent and be placed on a team, giving athletes chances to expand that social circle without the pressure of organizing a whole team.
Contact Beehive Sport and Social Club for additional information about leagues and how to sign up. But move fast, most summer leagues start in less than a month, and are filling up quickly.