Bethany Blues is known for its stellar social atmosphere, so when Mike Cray approached the Lewes location for a sponsorship of a new sport and social club, they were all ears. Cray has started two other Sport and Social Clubs, one in Baltimore (BSCC, 1998) and one in Annapolis (2004), and each have met with huge success. His friend, Chad Day, had recently moved to the Rehoboth area. Day is the former owner of the Charlottesville Sports & Social Club, and met Cray through playing in the BSSC.  The two naturally spotted an opening for a new league.

Together, Day and Cray are founding the Delmarva Sport and Social Club (DELSSC), with Miller Light, Arnold Palmer Spiked, and Terrapin Beer being their official beverage sponsors. The club itself offers a noncompetitive, positive, sports-forward atmosphere for adults to have fun and meet new friends after their games at Bethany Blues. With over 21 years of social sports experience, the two founders know firsthand the value of relationships made through sports-friendships that last longer than any memory of a game won or lost.  The DELSSC’s motto is: “For people who enjoy sports but love to socialize.”

The league is kicking off their inaugural fall season with kick ball and touch football. All the teams are co-ed, and it is only for adults 21 and older. Starting September 21st, Saturdays belong to touch football at Beacon Middle from 10AM to 5PM. Beginning September 25th, they will be using the Rehoboth Little League fields for kickball on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 10:15PM. 

It costs $49 to sign up for co-ed kickball and $55 for co-ed touch football. The fee includes: league tee shirts, umpires/referees, field rental, lined fields, and sponsor bar specials. There are several ways to join the league. The first is individual membership. Or, if you have a couple of friends who also want to join, you can sign on as a small group. (Teams will be comprised of combining the individuals and the small groups.) Finally, those with a full team of 12 players or more can all sign up together to form a single team. Cray and Day are pros at having everything set and ready to go so that all players have to do is show up and enjoy playing sports in a heady environment.

Bethany Blues will be the home base and social space for the club members. Club membership will get access to specials, and they will be hosting the all-important kickoff happy hour for the DELSSC. The kickoff happy hour will be held on Friday, September 20th from 6-9PM for both kickball & football leagues.

To get signed up for the Delmarva Sport and Social Club (DELSSC), visit their website and register for the upcoming season: Cray and Day promise a good time, with a great selection of adult beverages, and a chance to socialize with lots of locals!!