Volume 5, Issue 15

Champions Block Party & Fall Season Registration

Congratulations to our Lobsters Gold and Lobsters Blue travel teams for winning the first two national tournament championships in our league's history! Lobsters Gold secured the B2 Division title and Lobsters Blue secured the C Division title at last month's Pride Bowl in Chicago and we want to bring the entire league together to celebrate! Join us this weekend at Dark Lady for our Championship Block Party - more details below.


We're also excited to open registration on Monday for our Fall Season! We plan to welcome 200+ players across 14 teams for an exciting season of competition and fun. Be sure to set a reminder for 7pm this Monday - registration will fill up fast!

Join Us For Our First-Ever Champions Block Party on July 22

To celebrate our league's first-ever national tournament titles, we're throwing a block party! Join us on Saturday, July 22 at 9pm for "Hometown Huddle" - A Championship Bash at Dark Lady.


Wear your best football attire as we bring home the two championship trophies to our PVDGFFL family, celebrate our champions, and hand out some swag. Doors open at 9pm and the awards will start at 9:30pm. Entry is free from 9-10pm for everyone. Please note that Dark Lady will start charging a cover a 10pm, but registered players from all three Pride Bowl teams get in for free all night.

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Upcoming Events & Important Dates

July 22 -- "Hometown Huddle" - A Championship Bash at Dark Lady

July 24 -- Fall Season 2023 Open Division Registration

Aug 19 -- Fall 2023 Open Division Orientation

Aug 20 -- Fall 2023 Open Division Meet Your Team Party

Sept 16 -- Helmets & Heels 2023

Oct 5-8 -- Gay Bowl XXIII (Seattle, WA)

Oct 21 -- PVDGFFL Family and Friends Day


Additional events, including league socials and fundraisers, are constantly being planned! Check our events page for the latest details.

Fall Season Registration Opens Monday!

Registration for our 2023 Open Division Fall Season will open this Monday, July 24th @ 7pm.


We anticipate spots will fill up quickly (registration filled within approximately 12 hours for our Spring season), so please be sure to review the pre-registration suggestions below to expedite your registration process.


Once we reach capacity, SportsEngine will automatically switch all additional registrations to "waitlist" status. Please read the following information carefully to ensure a smooth process on Monday evening. SportsEngine (SE) has created this Getting Started Guide.

 

League registration requires a SportsEngine account. We STRONGLY recommend you set up an account prior to registration on July 24.


  • Go to https://app.sportngin.com/user/welcome
  • If you have an existing account, please ensure you can sign in and update your information under Account Settings and under Household > View Profile. Please contact SportsEngine support to fix any issues in advance.
  • If you do not have an account, please create one.
  • We recommend adding all your information prior to Monday evening in order to speed up the registration process.
  • Please have a current and clear headshot ready when you register - see SE article for more information.
  • Recommendations from some of our partner leagues:
  • We recommend that you log into SportsEngine on a separate tab at the time you're registering. 
  • We also recommend that you use Google Chrome as your browser on a desktop (not mobile) for the smoothest registration experience.
  • Again, when all the spots are filled, the registration form will stop taking payments and the only option available will be Waitlist.


Registration will cost $85 per player. Your registration fee covers field rentals, referees, jerseys, and events.


We continue to offer discrete and private financial support, including extended payment deadlines or discounted/free registration. We're here to support our LGBTQIA+ football family and never want the cost of registration to be a barrier towards participation. Please contact our Commissioner, Chris Almonte, if you're interested in discussing financial assistance in advance of registration.

Announcing our 2023 Fall Season Captains

This season we'll have 14 teams and we're excited to introduce the superstars who will lead those teams!

Helmets & Heels 2023

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Board Announcements

We're currently looking to fill the Director of Field Operations position on our PVDGFFL Board of Directors. We're also looking for Committee Members to help with events, fundraising, volunteerism, health & safety, and more. If you're interested in learning about the vacant Board position or our committees, please email chris@pvdgffl.org.



  • Director of Field Operations - Ensures our fields are ready for gameplay each weekend.

Free First Aid and CPR Training

Our Health & Safety Committee is excited to offer an opportunity for league members to receive free First Aid and CPR training. Join us at our football fields on Sunday, August 13 from 10am-2pm for this free course. After completing the course, you'll be certified in First Aid and CPR for the next two years.

2023 Board of Directors

Chris Almonte — Commissioner

Rolfe Hubley — Assistant Commissioner, Open Division

Red McSwiggan — Assistant Commissioner, Women’s+ Division

Greg Polzer — Treasurer

Josh Klemp — Secretary


Chelsea Beaudoin — Director of Travel Teams

Michael Lucerto — Director of Captains

Marc Perkel — Director of Marketing and Communications

Sean Corcoran — Co-Director of Football Operations

John Mancone — Co-Director of Football Operations

Sean Davis — Director of Recruitment and Player Development

Anthony DeRose — Director of Fundraising and Sponsorships

Jay Potter — Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Red McSwiggan — Director of Rules and Referees

Theresa Waterbury — Director of Health and Safety

Michael Maio Director of Events

Pat McIlveen Director of Volunteerism and Community Outreach

2023 League Sponsors

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