SINGER AND LGBTQ ACTIVIST DEBORAH COX TO CLOSE OUT THE 12TH
ANNUAL SIN CITY CLASSIC SPORTS FESTIVAL
Cox, a long-standing advocate and ally to the LGBTQ community,
will take the stage at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas during
the Toyota Sin City Classic Closing Party
Sin City Classic Sports Festival presented by Toyota, the
world’s largest annual LGBTQ sporting event, announced today
that Grammy-nominated, multi award-winning singer and LGBTQ
advocate Deborah Cox will perform during the Festival’s Toyota
Sin City Classic Closing Party. The 2019 Sin City Classic, hosted
by The Greater
Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA), will take place
January 17-20, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cox will make a special
appearance for the Festival’s Closing Night on January 20 at
the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to have Deborah Cox performing at this year’s
closing party during the Sin City Classic. She has been a strong
ally for the LGBTQ community for decades, and we can't wait
to hear her dazzle the crowd with all our favorite songs on
Sunday night at the Brooklyn Bowl,” said Ken Scearce, the Sin
City Classic Tournament Director.
Over the course of her much-lauded career, Cox has been a known
ally of and advocate for the LGBTQ community. In 2016, she was
presented the Liberty Bell and Proclamation honor in Philadelphia
by Mayor James Kenney and in 2015, for her efforts in the fight
against HIV and AIDS in the LGBTQ community, Cox was honored
by The Harvey Milk Foundation. Additionally, she’s been honored
for her work in the fight for human rights and equality by both
the New York and California State Senates and was honored with
the Out Music Pillar Award.
Each January the Sin City Classic Sports Festival brings together
LGBTQ sports associations from around the world in order for
LGBTQ athletes, fans and allies to enjoy a weekend full of competition,
companionship and fun. In addition to a full roster of sporting
competitions, the festival includes nightly social events, including
an Opening Night registration party and the Toyota Sin City
Classic Closing Party.
This year, the Sin City Classic has adopted a new initiative,
“Play You.” Athletes attending the festival “play” sports in
their local communities, but it is not always easy to be “you”
in some cities. The tournament welcomes all athletes, regardless
of sexual orientation, and promotes an open environment for
everyone to participate in sports through the “Play You” initiative.
The Sin City Classic encourages athletes to attend, participate
and live authentically.
The Sin City Classic is proudly hosted at Flamingo Las Vegas.
Additional sponsors include Toyota, which is returning for its
third year as presenting sponsor, as well as the Los Angeles
Dodgers, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Athalonz, Caesar’s Entertainment,
Charlie’s Las Vegas, Cheers to Las Vegas, Compete, Human Rights
Campaign, Piranha Nightclub, GayVN, Las Vegas Convention and
Visitors Authority, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Topgolf and White
Image: TWITTER @Deborah_Cox
more information about the Sin City Classic or to register your
team, please visit www.sincityclassic.org.
For more information about Deborah Cox, please visit: www.deborahcox.com
GLASA is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that encourages
and hosts the participation of LGBTQ individuals and their allies
in organized sporting competitions.