I think it first began with a vision (they always do). Creative genius, Colleen W. Finn, had a serious passion for drinking and athletics. Then, in one masterful conception, she found a way to unite the two for this current generation.
21-35 year olds don’t want to bowl for money because we all still suck at it… but will if its for free pitchers of beer. The thought of playing kickball, a “sport” we grew up with, would seem ridiculously boring… unless we got drunk doing it! Even dodgeball, the “sport” that alienates awkward children from the confident children, now seems perfectly matched after shotgunning some beers. Finn has provided an outlet for us to share in camaraderie and whiskey shots.
In Fall of 2006, I had my first taste of Recesstime Bowling. Our bowling team name was simple… but our implementation was legendary. We were by far the most mediocre team consistently finishing middle of the pack. This tradition would continue throughout the next couple of seasons. Our crowning achievement was winning a trophy for being champions of the consolation bracket.* Ultimately, winning didn’t really matter because Recesstime Bowling gave us single-people something to look forward to during the work week.
Now, Recesstime Sports Leagues are the largest sports and social league in Portland with over 5,000 players competiting. From their league organization, right down to the smooth and easy online registration, Recesstime Sports Leagues has figured out how to unite Portlanders looking to connect with nostalgic social recreational activities.
* Also known as the winners of all the other losers