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LSA of Eastern Iowa

LSA is eastern Iowa’s premier LGBTQ+ Softball League and was founded in April 2018. LSA is a non-profit 501(c)3 and is committed to providing opportunity and a safe space where both LGBT and Non-LGBT participants can compete in an environment welcoming and open to the LGBTQ+ community. Participants must be 18+ and pay league fees for each season. Games are played Sunday Mornings from 10:00am-1:00pm at either the Hawkeye Softball Complex or Mercer Park in Iowa City. We have 2 seasons (Spring/Summer and Fall) that run from late April to late October. If you would like to join please come out to one of our Recruitment & Skills Days!

See you at the ball field!

LSA 2021 Fall Season - IT'S HERE!

This Sunday 9/26/21

Sunday weather looks like it will be beautiful.

Games this Sunday 9/26 -

10a PBC(A)vs.Renegades(H)

11a Mayhem(A)vs.Renegades(H)

Mercer Park, field 4 in Iowa City. Field is available at 9am for warm ups.

If you cannot make it this Sunday please be sure to let your team captain know:

> PBC - Evan Risk

> Renegades - Jose Maldonado

> Mayhem - Steven Holter

Let's Do Lunch!

We invite everyone to continue the fun and friendship at Shakespeare's after the games are over this Sunday!

  • If you have not signed up but would like to play this fall, we would LOVE to have you join. Please come out to the park between 9:30am – 10:00am and we will get you signed up and placed on a team!
  • If you have already signed up but can’t quite remember which team you are on, please feel free to send me a DM or shoot me an email (steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com ) and I can let you know. We are also going to get the team rosters and game schedule up on our website today, so you will be able to check there each week moving forward.
  • All LSA friends and LGBTQIA+ family – we would be so happy to see you all come out to enjoy the beautiful morning, and cheer on your favorite players. LSA is more than just softball, it is also about cultivating our friendships (old & new) and strengthening our community!

We cannot wait to see everyone Sunday!

 

Our core mission is providing our members a fun atmosphere and a safe space where both LGBT and Non-LGBT participants can compete in an environment welcoming and open to the LGBTQ+ community. LSA will continue to be a safe space for everyone and be a shining example of #nohate.
Along with Fun and Inclusion, Safety is always a top priority. Therefore we still respect everyone's personal choice to wear a mask and socially distance. Of course washing our hands frequently should be something that never loses it's cool.

  • We encourage anyone not yet vaccinated to wear their mask as much as possible, and we accept the personal choice of anyone who wishes to continue wearing their mask.
  • We also encourage you to bring your bag chairs and lawn blankets so you may observe social distancing before and after your game, and as you stay to watch and cheer for our friends on the other LSA teams.

If you have not yet downloaded the SportsEngine app, we would highly recommend it. You can see everything there including schedule, scores, your team's roster, etc. There is also a feature that allows your team coach to post messages and send messages to everyone on the roster.

NEWS FROM OUR LSA BOARD

Coming Up In October 2021 - 

Elections for the LSA Board will take place this October. In addition to our Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer positions, we will be adding 3 committees and will need to appoint a Committee Chair for each.

Those committees are:

  1. Fundraising & Sponsorships.
  2. Publicity & Marketing.
  3. Membership & Community Outreach. - AND -
  4. League Commissioner. This role is different from a Committee Chair role, but is a position we will add and hope to fill in October.

If you are interested in becoming a Committee Chair, OR the League Commissioner, OR you have someone you would like to nominate, OR if you might want to volunteer to work on one of those committees - please reach out to me via DM or email (steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com).

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing definitions of the Committees, and duties of the Committee Chair and League Commissioner roles, as well as more info about the election/appointment process - look for those details here on the website soon!

RAIN OUT Information:

Lets Play Ball - Again!

Join us for Fabulous Fall Fun! If we are not home you can find us at the ball park!

Fall league is a little shorter, but the same amount of excitement. This is a great time for new players to join and try it out - so if you know anyone who has been thinking about it, encourage them to give it a try!


Sponsors

We would like to give a special thank you to one of our sponsors, Shakespeare's Pub and Grill. They have supported us since the beginning of the league in 2017 and supported us throughout 2020 when we had to cancel our season. Please consider supporting this great, local restaurant.

Green State Credit Union

A special thank you to Green State Credit Union for sponsoring our spring 2021 season. Your support helps strengthen the LGBT community in Eastern Iowa!

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service

A special thank you to Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for sponsoring our spring/summer 2021 season. Your support helps keep our LGBT Community strong.

Community Partners

The LSA of Eastern Iowa is a Community Partner of The Real MainStream, an intersectional, LGBTQ-affirming, progressive online publication serving Iowa and Illinois. Subscribe for free to the TRM e-list at  therealmainstream.com/subscribe.  You’ll receive first notice of all new posts, and exclusive content for subscribers only. Send story ideas and news releases to reachus@therealmainstream.com.

 


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Steven Holter

Steven Holter

Interim Chairman