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!
Games this Sunday 6/13 are back to Mercer Park, so please be sure you come to the correct location.
Rise N Shine E Division teams! You get to play the 10:00am game for the first time this season. Both teams have a record of 2 wins & 2 losses - Sit On My Base won the first 2, but Pitches Be Crazy have won the last 2 in a row.
Then our 2 core D Division teams, Mayhem and The Good The Bat The Ugly, play each other back-to-back at 11:00am and 12:00noon.
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.
Mayor Bruce Teague has lifted the local mask mandate, but stresses that those who are not vaccinated from COVID-19 should continue to wear masks in public and adhere to social distancing recommendations.
Lifting of the local mandate comes after the latest CDC guidance announcing that those vaccinated do not need to wear masks when out in public.
See you Sunday at Mercer Park - The field will be available early for warm up at 9:00am and our first game begins at 10:00am, with additional games at 11:00 and 12:00.
This past Sunday was the half-way point of the Spring/Summer league, and the games were nothing short of spectacular! Weather forecast is a mirror image of this past Sunday - again, please be sure to bring plenty of water or sports drinks - stay hydrated, and spend time in the shade of the dugout or the pavilion when you are not on the field, wear your sun screen!
The Dirty Divas travel team will also have Ice-Cold water and sports drinks for sale at the park, as they are raising money to go play in the 2021 Gay Softball World Series at the end of August in Columbus, OH. For more info on the GSWS please visit:
See you all Sunday - Field is available at 9:00am - Games are at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.
Join us for some nice spring/summer fun! If we are not home you can find us at the ball park! Click the link above to join.
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.
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!
A special thank you to Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for sponsoring our spring/summer 2021 season. Your support helps keep our LGBT Community strong.
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