11TH ANNUAL SIN CITY CLASSIC ANNOUNCES
18 SPORTS FOR THE 2018 FESTIVAL
With over 6,000 participants and fans, the Sin
City Classic is one of the world’s largest annual LGBTQ sporting
Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA) announced
that 18 LGBTQ sports associations have registered to participate
in the 2018
Sin City Classic Sports Festival. In its 11 years, the
annual sporting event has grown to be one of the largest annual
LGBTQ sports festivals in the world and includes teams from
across the United States and around the world. This year’s festivities
will be held January 11-14, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada,
with the athletes and guests being hosted at the LINQ and Flamingo
“The Sin City Classic provides a fun and safe playing field
for the participating LGBTQ athletes to both connect
and compete over the course of our four-day event. We
encourage all athletes to “Play You” by being themselves, embracing
competition and having a good time both on and off the field.”
says Ken Scearce, Sin City Classic Tournament Director.
Each January LGBTQ athletes, fans and allies descend upon Sin
City for a weekend full of competition, companionship and, most
of all, fun. The 18 sports that will be participating in this
year’s festival include: Billiards, Body Building, Bowling,
Bridge, Cheer, Diving, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Frisbee, Golf,
Ice Hockey, Kickball, Running, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
and Wrestling. In addition to the sports competition, attendees
are treated to a weekend full of hosted events, including an
Opening Night registration extravaganza, nightly events at local
bars and a Closing Ceremony celebration event.
The Sin City Classic began 11 years ago as a softball tournament,
but over the years the tournament has grown to include over
200 participating softball teams as well as an additional 24
sports having participated throughout the years. As GLASA proudly
celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018, the organization looks
forward to making the 2018 event the best-ever experience for
all those dedicated athletes who participate.
“Since 1978, GLASA has strived hard in its mission to provide
a safe and fun environment to encourage participation in athletics.
As we reach our 40th anniversary, we are proud to have grown
from a tiny softball league to an organization with dozens of
volunteers dedicated to our cause. Not only do we have over
35 local softball teams participating year round, but our Sin
City Classic Sports Festival allows us to reach so many more
people. We are so excited for the 2018 Sin City Classic!” says
GLASA Commissioner Larry Ruiz.
For more information about the Sin City Classic or to register
your team, please visit www.sincityclassic.org.
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.