I know that there will be many more memorable people in the future that I have yet to meet. There were countless nights spent staring at the ceiling in bed, tears welling up in my eyes wondering why I felt the way I did all the while confused about my life and my future. Strong's Tomahawk team won second place in the Southern Shootout's first women's division. Through discrimination and fear, through hate and ignorance, through hypocrisy and greed, softball and the LGBT community endures. Ever since then, she has been working to embolden and improve the existing partnership pipeline and secure more funds for gay softball and the Gay Softball World Series.
He has served as a player and coach for over 15 years.
LGBT Sports in Columbus: Decades of Heritage
As the team count continues to rise at the GSWS the tournament costs rise too. This comes at the same time as Canadian cities like Montreal and Toronto are having trouble taking a team to the GSWS on a yearly basis. Players were able to take naps on picnic tables to get a little more rest in because a Pittsburgh player broke his ankle sliding into second base. As the event gets closer and closer, the Diamond Dish will begin ramping up its coverage of the GSWS and we take our hats off to the Austin Host Committee for pulling together what looks to be an awesome week of fun and excitement for the NAGAAA softball community. Does your league have someone who has contributed to a level that is above and beyond the norm? Kelly knows that it is a time-consuming and often thankless job to volunteer in a board position.
The umpire came over soon thereafter to check bats and do the coin flip before the current game on the field was over to try to get the field back on time. Columbus first hosted the Gay Softball World Series in and was a second-time host in As I approached that magical age of 21, I should have been having the time of my life, but I was suffering from a sickness. I was a little nervous and he picked up on that. I started to become more involved with my local league in Kansas City, meeting many friends that I still have today. Shane is very knowledgeable about the game.