Meet the Team!



Gary Hazan

Gary Hazan

Title: Owner & President


Founded the Company in: 1992


Hometown: Skokie, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks


Favorite Sports Moment: Attending Game 7 of the World Series Cubs vs Indians 


Hobbies: Skiing, spending time with wife & kids


Dave Reid

Dave Reid

Title: VP of Sports & Business


Started at Players in: 2007


Hometown: Hinsdale, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: White Sox, Packers, Indiana Hoosiers, Bulls, Luau Chicago


Favorite Sports Moment: White Sox World Series title in 2005 


Hobbies: Playing volleyball, playing poker, spending time with wife & daughter


Jeff Miceli

Jeff Miceli

Title: Sports Director


Started at Players in: 2019


Hometown: Des Plaines, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, Bulls, White Sox, and Indiana Hoosiers


Favorite Sports Moment: Beating UW-Oshkosh in Club Volleyball


Hobbies: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Movies and Concerts


Kaitie Gaimari

Kaitie Gaimari

Title: Events & Marketing Manager


Started at Players in: 2016


Hometown: Westchester, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox & Chicago Bears


Favorite Sports Moment: Game 1 of the 2005 World Series - Ozzie Guillen walking about to the mound motioning for Bobby Jenks - "big & tall"; Uribe diving into the crowd and making the catch in Game 4


Hobbies: Softball, Crossfit, snowboarding, traveling, volleyball, YouTube Channel: SeltzHer With KG


Luke Pacecca

Luke Pacecca

Title: Sports Director


Started at Players in: 2022


Hometown: Perth, Western Australia


Favorite Sports Teams: AC Milan, Fremantle Dockers, Chicago Bulls and Perth Glory


Favorite Sports Moment: Socceroos win a penalty shootout to make the 2006 FIFA World Cup


Hobbies: Hiking, camping, live music, travel, reading, Aussie Rules Football and soccer


Adam Mrzlak

Adam Mrzlak

Title: Sports Director


Started at Players in: 2022


Hometown: Warrenville, IL


Favorite Sports Teams: Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears 


Favorite Sports Moment: Cubs winning the 2016 World Series 


Hobbies: Volleyball, 16” Softball, Soccer, Traveling, Baking, and Wearing funky socks



Collin Harrison

Volleyball & Events Intern


Aurora University




Hannah Schneider

Events & Marketing Intern


DePaul University




Freddie Morales

Sports Management Intern


Roosevelt University




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Played many different sports with them from soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, bowling, flag football, and some of their social events. Great opportunity to play many sports at various levels. It is a friendly group that keeps you coming back to win the elusive champions fleece.

Stephen S.   

Previously just played in one of their softball leagues on Wednesday nights and I must say I had a great experience. League was organized, umpires were professional, and the staff answered all questions I needed and made team registration easy. I highly recommend their leagues!

Xavier A.    

I’ve been participating in Players volleyball tournaments for close to 6 years now and they never disappoint. They have so many leagues and tournament dates for multiple sports that I can’t wait for them to post dates so I can fill up my calendar! Lots of friendly and helpful staff and their events are a great setting to meet new people!

Liz S.   

These guys run great events and leagues! They have leagues all over the city of every different level of competition. Totally recommend them!

Niko K.   

Fantastic Social Event Platform. Players Sports is great at connecting with ALL levels of players in the Chicagoland.

Paul G.