Sports are so much fun, regardless of if you are playing them as fun outdoor games or watching them on the TV with your friends and family. Sports are a great American past time, just imagine the hot dogs, drinks, giant foam fingers and tons of pictures. Why not share the great past time of playing sports or watching them together with your family? Sports can bring a family together!
Sports Are A Great Family Activity: To Play And/Or Watch
Being from Chicago my first game was at Wrigley Field, Home of the Cubs. The tickets were like $10 and a gift from my grandmother. She originally planned on going with me and my family but didn’t feel very well that day. My father was super excited for me to go because he plays baseball with a summer league through his work friends. It was a lot of cheering! I learned that day why my dad loved baseball so much. I couldn’t believe that I lived in Chicago for 18 years without seeing a baseball game. Though the Cubs didn’t win the game, it was a lot of fun family time.
If you aren’t able to see a professional sports game in your own town, college sports games are fun too. Though I went a large chunk of my life without having experienced a Chicago baseball game, rather the White Sox or Cubs, I didn’t make that mistake in college!
My university had, “kids ‘n sibs” weekend, which I can honestly say were some of my favorite memories of college. It was a wonderful experience to have my family see why I love my university so much, and to see that every single dollar they spent on tuition is more than worth it. It was so much fun to see a college basketball game and/or volley ball game with my family.
My best sports memory was with my friends. It was my school versus one of our rivals. It was one of the few basketball games that were ever televised at my school. The school spirit was out of this world. We had give-aways, audience participation and Eddie the Cougar went around taking tons of pictures with everyone. Though my school didn’t win the game, the school spirit and learning just how much people will come together to help each other after the loss was amazing. The guys basketball team was really upset but we were all on the same team that night and the school still showed them amazing support after the game.
What are some of your favorite sports that the whole family can enjoy? Do you have a favorite family sports memory? What was it? How old were you when you saw your first professional league game? What do you love about sports? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!