ProjectBlackFlag Sports continues to transform the DC social scene by providing social-athletic and service-oriented events.
ProjectBlackFlag Sports (PBF), a social sports league in the District of Columbia, is gearing up for its third season of flag football. The organization was created by five DMV millennials hoping to provide a positive and unique environment for urban professionals to participate in social-athletic and service-oriented events.
Since 2016, PBF has united professionals from different industries and demographic backgrounds through social experiences, including flag football and basketball tournaments, happy hours, and charitable events. PBF partners with local businesses, non-profits, and corporate brands to raise awareness about the benefits of an active lifestyle. One of its main goals is to offer an option for millennials to destress after work and network with like-minded people.
It is no secret that living an active lifestyle has health benefits but it also has emotional benefits. “As a DC transplant, initially it was hard for me to meet new people outside of the workplace until I engaged in social sports,” said Lindsay Morrison, one of the PBF founders. “Being part of PBF helped me come out of my shell and has genuinely made DC feel like home.”
“I think a lot of the people who participate in PBF value the organization because it brings them together with people who they would normally never meet,” said Greg Jackson, PBF co-founder.
The network has grown to include more than 500 league participants and even more people who attend social events. PBF fosters an inclusive environment which is more important than ever given our current political climate.
The third season will commence Saturday, April 7, 2018. The games will take place at Barry Farms Recreation Center starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a DJ and a local food vendor during the games and a celebration will take place at Ben’s Upstairs on H Street NE following the last game.