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Adult sports leagues to see best summer in struggling economy


The economic slide due to the oil-price downturn doesn’t appear to be hampering adult athletic activities in Calgary.

Mark Miller, marketing manager with the Calgary Sport and Social Club, said despite pinching the pocket-books, there does not seem to be a shortage of names to fill out a roster for its various four season sports offerings.

“We’re just coming off our biggest spring season ever – in slo-pitch we had over 550 teams which is the most we’ve ever had,” he said. “We’re on pace to have the biggest summer season ever.”

With 10 players per team on the diamond, the numbers don’t lie with a minimum of 5,500 players for slo-pitch alone.

Now in its 12th season and fifth year, Miller said registration for the various sports leagues has only gone up.

“Every single season, every single year,” he said proudly.