Sports League Aims to Recruit More Cape Adults

CASL Founder Shaun Conway

CASL Founder Shaun Conway

DENNIS – A new group has been formed on the Cape, aimed at getting adults involved in sports and social activities.

The Cape Adult Sports League (CASL) was formed by Cape resident Shaun Conway, who moved from Denver to the Cape and wanted to create a league that promoted fun, good exercise and social aspects of sports.

“There’s a group of us that used to pay volleyball down at Smuggler’s Beach in Yarmouth and we just weren’t getting the numbers to be able to have enough people to play the game,” said Conway. “So we decided to switch it up and figured there must be other people out there that have the same thing, they want to get active, they want to have fun, want to be competitive.”

To get it started, Conway started a dodgeball league but still did not get enough people to participate.

Trying a different form of marketing, Conway then tried a kickball league at Johnny Kelley Park in South Dennis, which came with success.

Last summer, there were eight kickball teams in the league, featuring seven or more players on each team.

For the fall season, there are 12 teams and over 95 players in the CASL dodgeball league, which plays Wednesday nights at Wixon Middle School in South Dennis.

The group also hosts a number of social events, including a Nantucket Cisco Brewery Tour, Cape Cod Brew Fest gathering and a Halloween party.

“I really wanted to start a more social league where everybody can get together,” said Conway. “Sure it’s a lot about actually having fun and having competition, but it’s also about meeting new people, business networking, getting everything going through that as well.”

Currently, the CASL is running wiffleball games Monday nights, indoor volleyball Tuesday nights and Floor Hockey Friday nights at Wixon Middle School.

Looking ahead, Conway has big plans for the CASL.

“I’m trying to get in the other towns so that the people in the Falmouth area, people farther out in Orleans, we can really expand this into other areas of the Cape and make it a much larger production,” said Conway. “The Dennis mid-Cape area can have their 12 teams, the Falmouth area could have 12 teams, and we could do and end of the year tournament where everybody’s competing against each other but also expanding their social networks to different areas on the Cape.”

For more information and to register for a league or activity, go to sports.capecodchatter.com.

Leagues are open to anyone at any age and skill level.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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