March 31, 2011 at 4:03 pm EST | by Kevin Majoros
Ready to play ball?

Athletes of Team D.C. (Blade photo by Kevin Majoros)

April is stocked full of things to do with the sports groups in D.C. Here’s an overview of this month’s action:

Spring SportsFest, hosted by Team D.C. will take place on April 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Room and Board at 1840 14th St., N.W. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with about 25 LGBT sports teams in the area and a perfect opportunity to see all the sports groups in one space.

There will be a DJ, beer and soft drinks and an outdoor deck for networking. Clint Khoury, the in-stadium host of the Washington Nationals, will be the special guest and there will be a raffle for signed Nationals memorabilia, theater tickets and a $250 shopping spree from Room & Board. Log onto the Team DC Facebook page for a complete list of the teams that are attending.

Social volleyball has reemerged after a six-month hiatus. It returns on Tuesdays beginning April 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center at 201 N Street, S.W. Random teams will be drawn for all skill levels and the cost is $5 per person.

Ultimate Frisbee has also returned. Ultimate Out has joined forces with the Jolly Boozers of the Washington Area Frisbee Club, a gay-friendly D League team. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome. Contact Ben Schock at for more information.

The Capital Tennis Association will take over the Duplex Diner on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. There will be hot trainers and a raffle with prizes including personal training packages from Results Gym, tickets to a Washington Kastles match, tennis lessons and more. To learn more about the group, go to

MYOB Adventures is offering an afternoon of ropes course and zipline on April 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Terrapin Adventures in Savage, Md. It will be four hours with 32 adventures including a 350 foot zipline. Carpooling is available from Dupont Circle. For details, contact Kevin Norris at

The Rainbow Climbing League of D.C. has several rock climbs coming up in April. You can meet its members at SportsFest and read more about them on their Facebook page.

The Adventuring Outdoors Group will be hosting the Turkey Run Hike on Sunday. The trail is approximately four miles long and will take a little over two hours to complete. There is an elevation gain of 400 feet and the trail is marked as moderately difficult. Dogwood trees should be in bloom along the trail and there is always the possibility of sighting a bald eagle.

They will meet at the Rosslyn Metro Station (Blue/Orange Line) at 9:30 a.m. Bring water, lunch and the $2 trip fee. Those carpooling from Rosslyn bring an additional $3 for driver fees. for more information.

There are several “Night Out” events coming up this summer:

Night Out at the Nationals VII will be held on June 21 v. the Seattle Mariners. Tickets will go on sale at the Spring Sportsfest and can be found at Nellie’s Sports Bar.

Night Out at the Kastles is to be held in mid-July with details on the specific date to be announced soon.

Night Out at the Mystics will be held on July 26 v. the San Antonio Silver Stars. Information will be posted at in the coming months.

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