Gay Games IX is now underway in Cleveland+Akron. Over 250 people from the DC area are there competing, so good luck to them and all the athletes from around the world!
Team DC will host a Welcome Home Party on Thursday, September 18. Come show off your medals! More details soon.
United Night OUT
Saturday, September 27 – 3 PM
DC United vs. Philadelphia Union
Hosted by the Federal Triangles Soccer Club
The annual United Night OUT is up next on Saturday, September 27 at RFK Stadium. The game kicks off at 3 PM. Here’s what’s on tap for the day:
Noon – Tailgate Party hosted by the Federal Triangles in Parking Lot 8. In addition to covered tents and music, the Feds will provide grills and meats and Team DC will supply Beer! Bring your own sides or whatever you want to grill. (Food lines at RFK are notoriously long…we strongly encourage you to get a bite to eat here first!)
2:30 – Get inside so you can hear the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington sing the National Anthem. Tremendous visibility for our community as this game is scheduled to be televised on NBC!
3 PM - Gametime! Be sure to listen to the DC Different Drummers Pep Band that will be playing in the Screaming Eagles section of the stadium. The Screaming Eagles represent the most devoted United fans and have been tremendously supportive of the LGBT community and the United Night OUT. (See photo below.)
The 2014 Night OUT Series is sponsored by:
Night OUT at the Mystics
Thanks to all who attended the annual Night OUT at the Mystics on Friday, July 25 vs. the Tulsa Shock. A good crowd and a big Win! Team DC was proud to partner with HRC and Rainbow Families to make this a Pride Night to be proud of!
Thanks to all who attended the Night OUT at the Kastles on July 14. Great seats, a great new venue (that was air-conditioned….Yes!) and Special thanks to our Hosts for the event, the Capital Tennis Association!
Bobby Reynolds and Martina Hingis did their best, but fell to the San Diego Aviators. We’ll get them next year!
Thanks to all 3,894 people who came to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the largest LGBT community event in professional sports:
The Night OUT at the Nationals!!!
Special thanks to our pre-game special guests:
Chad Griffin, President, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chai Feldblum, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionJeremy Bernard, Special Assistant to the President and
White House Social Secretary
Pete Cahall, Principal, Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Bruce Rohr, ONE Marriott Employee Network Group
And, of course, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
singing the National Anthem!
Thanks to our All Star Partners and Sponsors (below) who helped make this possible!
Applications for the Student-Athlete Scholarship are now closed. Look for an announcement about this year’s winners shortly! Then join us on Saturday, September 20 for the annual Champions Awards Dinner and meet this year’s winners.
Scholarships up to $2000 are awarded annually thanks to generous donations from local DC sports clubs such as the:
THANK YOU DC Front Runners! A sold-out race once again that has helped raise funds for the Team DC College Scholarship Program and SMYAL. Congratulations to all the runners!
Congratulations to the Washington Prodigy as they became a part of the 2014 Night OUT Series with a 15-0 defeat of the Baltimore Nighthawks. Go HERE for details and ticket information for the remainder of their season.
Women’s Full-Tackle Football is fun and the level of play is more than you imagine! Give it a try!
The Spring Casino Night was another big success featuring Poker, Blackjack and Craps with dealers from local LGBT sports teams. Great fun with each team benefitting!
The 2014 Casino Night Series is sponsored by: J James Braeu Residential Specialist at Coldwell Banker (www.jamesbraeu.com). If you are looking for a place, contact James!
The Winners of the Raffle Prizes were:
- 8 Pack of Tickets to DC United vs. Montreal Impact – Greg Flannery
- Abstract Knife Block Set – Adam Miramon
- $75 Gift Card to Le Diplomate – Adrian Blue
- $50 Gift Card to City Sports and a new Racquetball Set – Joe Tresh
- $25 Gift Card to City Sports and a Tennis Prize Package – Matt Boemio
- Two tickets to an upcoming DC United soccer match – David Strobel
- Buffalo Billiards Prize Package – Alex Mastroyannis
- $50 Gift Card to Best Buy – Mark Hegeman
- Pride Run Package including Free Entry – Ken Regnier
- $50 Gift Card to Eatwell Restaurants – Jeremy Leffler
- 2 Chairback Seats to Washington Kastles Tennis Match – Ralf Meisenzahl
- 1 Year Membership to DC Triathlon Club – Tim Rosenberger
The next Casino Night will not be until Saturday, November 15. Until then, be sure to attend the Night OUT Series!
THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE 2014 SPORTSFEST!
Team DC GRAND SLAM SPONSORS:
Team DC SPONSORS: