July 31, 2012 |
Red and yellow rubber balls whiz back and forth across the gymnasium at Blaine Elementary School in Lakeview, smacking against the polished cinder-block walls and stinging exposed arms and legs. No, this is not an afternoon gym class full of third-graders. These are grown men and women chucking balls at one another - and paying for the privilege as part of the Chicago Sport and Social Club's adult dodge ball league. Steve Healy, 28, of Noble Square has been playing for the past five years.