Flag Football and Softball Championships

Despite dominating the regular season rec leagues in soccer, flag football, and softball over the last 3 years, Gelber could not capture a championship. This year, Gelber’s dedicated athletes were determined not to let the past repeat itself, digging deep to prove we were, have been, and are the best recreational team in Chicago.

In November we embraced the miserable weather and finally won the Chicago Signatures Properties Charity Flag Football Tournament. Our team showed heart, gut and demonstrable competitive spirit in everything we faced. Check out the crazy weather and gutty plays in the video below.

Since 2009 Gelber Group’s been dominating the 16-inch softball leagues around the city. In the early years we won a couple championships, but the last couple seasons we just haven’t gotten the job done. This year in the semifinals, after getting down 1-8 in the first 2 innings, it felt like history was repeating itself. Our performance was suffering and the team was crumbling yet again. But instead of getting frustrated, the team started playing smart, taking a few walks to help guide us into our offensive groove. We ended up winning that nail biting game 10-9, going on to win the championship game by slaughter rule. Finally, we had our redemption.