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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!

LSA Board Elections Coming In November

We have a few positions on the LSA Board that are up for election in November.

We are now accepting nominations for these positions: Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary

If you would like to nominate yourself or another LSA Member for one of these positions, please fill out the nomination form and email the completed form to steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com.

The deadline for nomination submissions is 11:59pm on Saturday 11/05/22.

The Nomination form along with a description of the Board positions up for election can be found by going to the Our Board page under the About Us tab, and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

We are looking for Committee Chairpersons and Committee Members!

In addition to the Board positions that are up for election, we are looking to fill 2 of our Committee Chairperson positions.

We are looking for an LSA Member to chair the Marketing, Publicity, and Social Media Committee, and an LSA Member to chair the Membership and Community Outreach Committee. 

The Committee Chairs work closely with the Board on all aspects of operating the organization. If you are interested in one of the Committee Chair positions, please fill out the Committee Chair application and email the completed form to steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com

The deadline for Committee Chairperson applications is 11:59pm on Saturday 11/05/22

Maybe you don't have time to join the Board or Chair a Committee, but you still want to be more involved and assist the league as your time permits...

Please take a look at the Committee Information, and if your talents, skills, and interests would fit, we would absolutely love to have you involved! If you would be willing and able to dedicate any number of hours to a Committee, please send us an email with the name of the Committee you would like to join. Email to steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com 

The Committee Chairperson application along with a description of our LSA Committees can be found by going to the Our Board page under the About Us tab, and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

HOT NOW - Thank You To All Involved in the Divas Cabaret Show!

Our LSA travel LGBT+ and Allies softball team, would like to extend a HUGE "thank you" to everyone who attended our fabulous cabaret show! 

The Dirty Divas represented LSA and Iowa City in its first ever Bid to the Gay Softball World Series in Dallas, TX this year by finishing with a 12-3 record for 3rd place out of 79 - yes 79 - teams in the D division!

After being accepted into NAGAAA (National Organization) earlier this year, achieved that show stopping presence at the GSWS, played on Championship Saturday, and made the podium for the trophy and medal presentation.

None of what we do here for LGBTQ+ sports in Eastern Iowa, happens without your support and generosity. Once again, we are extremely grateful for all you have done to support us!!!

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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