Organized Sports Leagues and Teams in Chicago

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The Chicago Nisei Athletics Association was founded in the 1940's and was as an important part of the Japanese American community through the 1980's. Although the group was eventually dissolved, several other sports organizations have been created and continue to contribue to the Japanese American community today.

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Chicago Nisei Athletic Association's Women's Bowling League 1945

The CNAA Women's Bowling League on October 16, 1945.

Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Teraji

Chicago Women's Bowling League 1945
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Zephers1948

The Zephers were a Japanese American baseball team in Chicago in 1948.
(From Left to Right) Front Row: Sock Kojima, Hideo Koeki, Jun Furuno, Ko Kawada, Hank Okemura, Ben Kitahata. Back Row: Coach Bill Adashi, Jack Hashizu, Jack Hamahashi, Jim Okamura, Frank Okuda, Harry Sakamoto.

Courtesy of CJAHS.

Zephers 1948 Championship
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Bowling Tournament

George Kido and Grace Kido at the Peterson Bowl Tournament.

Courtesy of Tonko Doi.

Bowling League
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Chicago Huskies 1949

The Chicago Huskies of 1949 included; (Back Row) Paul Hiyama, Yosh Sakauye, Howie Okubo, Tak Hiyama, Hiro Uchida, Ralph Takami, (Front Row) Sam Taguchi, Mino Katsuyama, Giichi Yoshida, Nobi Sato, Tosh Nishimura, John Okamoto, and Gim Taguchi.

Courtesy of Tak Hiyama

CNAA Chicago Huskies 1949
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Tri C Basketball Team in 1954

Bottom Row: Kimbo Shibayama, Ken Kadota, Toru Matsuo, Tad Ono, Taak Shibayama
Top Row: (unidentified)

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CNAA Tri C Christ Congregational Church 1954
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Chicago Nisei Athletic Association's Track Meet

Girls participate in a regular track meet organized by the CNAA. Athletics played a major role in the Chicago Japanese American community.

Courtesy of the Chicago Shimpo

CNAA Track Meet
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Bowling Tournament

The Chicago Bowling League celebrates after their success in the Bowling Tournament.

Courtesy of CJAHS

Bowling League
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Bowling Tournament

Members of the Chicago Bowling League display the trophies won during the Bowling Tournament.

Courtesy of CJAHS

Bowling League
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Baseball in Grant Park Chicago

The CNAA boy's baseball team plays in Chicago's Grant Park, which was reserved specifically for the CNAA teams.

Courtesy of Hide Higashi

Grant Park Chicago CNAA Baseball
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CNAA Basketball 1975

Young boys play at the basketball clinic created by the JACL. The clinic composed of 12 to 15 year olds was a predecessor to the official recognition of the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association (CNAA).

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

1975 CNAA Basketball
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CNAA Basketball 1975

A group of boys participate in the CNAA Basketball Clinic, which was created by the JACL.

Courtesy of Jean Mishima

CNAA Basketball
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Grant Park Sports K's

The all- girl Japanese American softball team, the "K's", are pictured above in Grant Park, which had been reserved specifically for the various Japanese American teams.

Courtesy of Hide Higashi

CNAA K's Baseball Grant Park
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Church of Christ, Presbyterian Golf

The Church of Christ Golf Club gathers annually in hopes creating fellowship among the community members.

Courtesy of the Church of Christ, Presbyterian

Church of Christ, Presbyterian Golf Outing
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Church of Christ, Presbyterian Golf

The Church of Christ golf outing.

Courtesy of the Church of Christ, Presbyterian

Church of Christ, Presbyterian Annual Golf Event
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Church of Christ, Presbyterian Golf

The Church of Christ golf outing.

Courtesy of the Church of Christ, Presbyterian

Church of Christ, Presbyterian Annual Golf Event
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