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LSA of Eastern Iowa

LSA is eastern Iowa’s premier LGBTQ+ Softball League and was founded in the Fall of 2017. 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. 

See you at the ball field!

Sunday 5/15 - Recap

Thank you Mother Nature for the beautiful softball weather today.

The most exciting thing through our first 2 weeks has been seeing all of the new faces who have joined LSA:

Abbie, Brittany, Brooke, Danielle, Elias, Jesslyn, Kasey, Kimberly, Lauren, Lindsay, Martha, Mason, Matt, Sammi, Sara, Sean, Veronica, and future LSA superstar Maci.

We hope that you are having fun!

Here are today's final scores - 

10:00am Game 1:

- Fiduci-Fairies 13

- Sit On My Base 1

11:00am Game 2:

- Sit On My Base 2

- Pitches Be Crazy 15

12:00pm Game 3:

- Good Bat Ugly 8

- Fiduci-Fairies 7

Sit On My Base had a full squad today, all of the pieces of a great team are there, they just need another week or two of playing together and then the other teams better watch out!

Thank you to all of the players AND to all of the friends and family who have come out to watch, we LOVE hearing you cheering right along with us!

We have games again this coming Sunday 5/22. Please watch for the schedule here in the next few days, and our coaches will be reaching out to their teams as well.

See you all next week!

All games will be played at Mercer Park this year.

For weather postponement/cancel information please go to the Field Location page and find the link under the "Mercer Park" details.

You may also add the RainoutLine App which is a free download available for both Android and iPhone.

What Are You Waiting For? Please Register Now!

Mother Nature threw us a curveball, and our games scheduled for Sunday 4/24 had to be postponed, but now you have the opportunity to join without missing a beat!

Adults 18 years and older of all skill levels - we are ready for you to join the fun and excitement. Meet new friends - Learn a team sport - Have fun competing - Do something active - Join LSA!

Our league play will start next Sunday 5/1 and we would love to see you then, we still have spots for each and every one of you.

If you would like to play but have some challenge paying the registration fee online, we have added an option so you can pay in person with cash or check at the field on Sunday. For any other concerns please send us an email at steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com and we'll work with you individually. The most important thing is to get you on a team and get you out there next Sunday. 

HOT NOW 2! - Quad Cities

QC LGBTQIA Community Members and Allies

We would LOVE to have you join LSA for our Spring/Summer season!

The Quad Cities page can be found under the "Connect" tab.

The page will have all of the information you will need, including instructions on how to register.

The page will also have a list of other players from the QC so that you can work out Ride-sharing or Carpool options.

  • We will try to place players from the QC together on 1 or 2 teams to make it easier to travel together.

For more information, please check out our Facebook page, and stop into Mary’s On 2nd in Davenport for more details.

NEWS FROM OUR LSA BOARD


2/5/22 Membership & Community Outreach Committee Chair, and LSA founder Jose Maldonado with the NAGAAA Board of Directors

It’s Official: LSA of Eastern Iowa is now a member of NAGAAA!

On February 5, 2022, LSA of Eastern Iowa became NAGAAA’s 48th member city / association.

The road to get here was a 2-year process, which included reaching specific milestones and maintaining specific requirements.

NAGAAA is proud to include 48 cities, more than 1,000 teams and 17,000 players from across North America in its membership. Each city and its members add rich diversity to the NAGAAA organization.

To see a list of the other 47 member cities, or to learn more about NAGAAA please visit https://www.nagaaasoftball.org/ 

LSA 2021 - Named Best Community Sports League by Little Village Magazine!

Exciting news to share with our LSA family and friends – From Little Village Magazine…

To the leadership and staff at LSA of Eastern Iowa:

It is our pleasure to congratulate you on being recognized by Little Village Magazine readers

and the broader community in Little Village’s annual Best of the CRANDIC poll -- a chance for

the community to recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to operate a business or

serve our communities.

Your work was recognized as: Best Community Sports League

This achievement comes amid a pandemic that continues to influence daily life after having

disrupted the last 18+ months of work; it is no small feat to maintain a level of quality and value

that withstands such a significant disruption to our communities. This recognition serves as a

testament to the tenacity, creativity, flexibility, and dedication of all those involved in making the

work happen every day, and we are excited and honored to share this news with you.

Beyond sharing the news with you and your staff, your achievement will be part of the featured

content for Little Village Magazine’s December 2021 issue, out on stands Dec. 1st.

Please go to https://littlevillagemag.com/ and click on the Best of The CRANDIC edition to view online.

Besides our award recognition which is listed in-column on page 66, there is also a short article about LSA on page 70, and our “Thank You” to the community ad is on page 73 (also below).


2022 LSA SPONSORS

SHAKESPEARE'S PUB & GRILL

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 2022 season. Your support helps strengthen the LGBT community in Eastern Iowa!

New Pioneer Co-op

A special thank you to New Pioneer Co-op for sponsoring our spring 2022 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 2022 season. Your support helps keep our LGBT Community strong.

HIBU INC.

Many thanks to Hibu Inc. for sponsoring LSA for 2022. Their generous gift helps to ensure that we are able to continue providing an excellent experience without raising the player/member cost this year!

HILLS BANK

A special thank you to Hills Bank for sponsoring our spring 2022 season. Your support helps strengthen the LGBT community in Eastern Iowa!

2022 LSA COMMUNITY PARTNERS

THE REAL MAINSTREAM

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.

 

CARING HANDS & MORE

Caring Hands & More LLC’s mission is to serve individuals and families with a variety of services. It is our desire to assist needs through a holistic philosophy rooted in our fundamental understanding of human beings as created in the image of God.

Since LSA's first season in 2018, if there was something  LSA needed, supplies, equipment, even use of their facilities, Caring Hand & More has been there for LSA. Thank you for your continued support! 


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