Do you remember the movie Field of Dreams?
In the movie Kevin Costner’s character heard a voice that told him “if you build it, they will come”. And while what unfolded throughout the course of the movie seemed like only a storyline that Hollywood could create, Costner built a baseball diamond amongst his cornfields in Iowa, which set the stage for the rest of this now classic movie.
Now that’s not something that would happen in this area is it?
It wasn’t before…but that was until this past Saturday.
GOAL, the area’s local co-ed social sports league had the same vision from Field of Dreams and constructed twin 75 x 40 yard football fields amongst the land at Huber’s Farm off of Philadelphia Rd.
Starting around 9:30 in the morning over 150 local residents ranging in age from 21 to 65 years old began to fill the parking lot, ready for the start of their football season. Games were played on both fields throughout the day and by 2pm over half a dozen games had been completed. Touchdown passes had been thrown, diving catches had been made, Roma Sausages were grilled, and good times were had by all to kick off the start of GOAL’s 2012 fall co-ed football season.
After the completion of their games, the players were welcomed back to the Manhattan Grill in the Honeygo Village Shopping Center for a post game “social”. While at the Manhattan Grill the GOAL players were treated to food and drink specials to celebrate the start of a new season, a chance to bond with their teammates, and the opportunity to meet others in the league.
GOAL welcomes adults over the age of 21 the chance to be active, meet new friends in the area, and support the local business sponsors that have helped launch this new adult based program in the community.
Next week the games will begin at 10am on Huber’s Farm and GOAL’s postgame “social” will be hosted at DeSantis Pizza Bar & Grill off of Belair Rd.
If joining GOAL sounds like fun to you or somebody you know, please contact GOAL’s commissioner and Game On Events, Inc.’s founder, Eric Aaronson at GameOnEvents@gmail.com or call (410)-963-4188 to find out more about all of GOAL’s co-ed sports seasons.