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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 Softball - Sunday 5/16 - Games at Mercer Park

    Games this Sunday 5/16/21 are at Mercer Park so please make a note to be sure you come to the correct location.

    There is just a slight chance of a shower Sunday, so we think games will be fine. If we do get significant rain or if there are storms that include lightening, please be sure to check here, and also the Facebook page for any rain delay or rain out information. Coaches will also communicate with their 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.

    Although the league play has started, we are always ready to welcome new players - so if you know anyone who would like to join, please have them register here through the website or just bring them along!

    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 must still remember to wear our masks, socially distance, and wash our hands frequently. These three basic precautions also apply during our league play in the following ways:

    • Masks are required to be worn:
      • The Catcher and Batter are required to wear their mask on the field. The Umpire will also be wearing their mask
      • Players, Subs and Coaches must wear a mask at all times in the dugout.
    • We strongly encourage you to wear your masks as much as possible, even when not required.
    • 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.

    See you at Mercer Park Sunday 5/16 - The field will be available for warm up as early as 9:00am and our first game begins at 10:00am, with additional games at 11:00 and 12:00.

    NEWS FROM OUR LSA BOARD

    Week 2 games are here - who is ready to Play Ball!

    For the E Division teams - this is the rematch from week 1 - and this time it's for real. This one is for bragging rights.... at least for a week anyway.

    See you all Sunday - field is available at 9:00am - Games are at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.

     

    Lets Play Ball

    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.


    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