San Diego Social Leagues provides opportunities of enhanced health and wellness, both physically and mentally, through programs and services created to reach all San Diegans, particularly our underserved and most vulnerable populations, as we strive to help build a better community for all.
San Diego Social Leagues is a nonprofit, community building organization that passionately believes in the transformative power of sports; that we can bring people together and strengthen our communities, particularly those that are underserved and marginalized populations.
A wealth of great opportunities come from sports; friendships are made, superior physical and mental health is realized and with our reliable and fun programs we are able to keep participants highly engaged while providing outreach to critical underserved and vulnerable groups. When examining the social problems of today, we realize human connection, a sense of belonging, and authentic community support are all paramount in thriving and navigating the systems of the world we have created. San Diego Social Leagues aims to be a beacon to those who are in need of what we offer and can add to their lives through community involvement.
Our programs and services create a sense of belonging through healthy socialization and involvement in the community.
We aim to not only provide our most vulnerable populations with opportunities to participate in community events, they take fun to another level and bring the people of San Diego together.
SDSL firmly believes through the events and programs we offer opportunities are created to build a community which has many positive outcomes for those we serve. This includes quality chances for providing mental health benefits as we create a sense of belonging especially for the marginalized populations we serve, networking possibilities to improve the lives and opportunities of our participants, and making our beloved city a more pleasant place to live for all. Through meaningful community partnerships, we strive to be an asset to San Diego County. This can be seen in partnerships we have already forged with other non-profit organizations such as Uplift, It’s All About The Kids, San Diego BIG, Family Health Centers, and Rooted Life. We look forward to being an integral part of our community as we continue to build partnerships that will lead to a solid coalition of organizations aimed at building a better San Diego.
San Diego Social Leagues is firmly focused on and committed to the betterment of San Diego’s health and wellness, both physically and mentally. We offer research-based programs and services intended to improve the overall well-being of San Diegans, including programs targeted at the underserved and vulnerable populations within our community.
We offer Men’s, Women’s and co-ed basketball, slow pitch softball, volleyball, flag football, kickball, volleyball and soccer. We pride ourselves in providing a fair, fun, and safe environment for all of our participants. Whether you are out to play with old friends, meet new friends, or test your game, work on your physical and mental fitness, or improve your overall life and experience in San Diego, we have a place for you.
The benefits of our programs and services include, but are not limited to:
Physical fitness that leads our participants to lead a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle. The benefits of regular exercise are well known including weight control, improved organ functioning, bone and joint health, muscle toning and building, improved sleep, and overall longevity through reducing the risks of heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis for dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
Brain health including improved cognitive function and physical brain wellness including brain plasticity and blood flow while reducing brain atrophy. Hundreds of studies show that exercise improves brain health and reduces the risks of disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while enhancing memory, attention, and mental flexibility.
We have dedicated leagues and events for vulnerable community members in recovery. Opportunities are especially provided during high trigger time frames such as weekend evenings and days so there is always a healthy outlet to sway someone from succumbing to addiction. These opportunities are not just designed to be “sober leagues,” but also a place where ancillary physical and mental health support services can be accessed through our partners and community relationships. In these leagues, we also encourage individuals to bring along healthy and positive influences such as their sponsors and loved ones. Creating this support system is vital in building community and also allows those in recovery to have a sense of belonging enhancing their mental health.