Volume 5, Issue 9

Wrapping Up Open Division & Kicking Off Women’s+


Rhody Cup Results

After a tough fight that literally came down to the final second, congratulations to Who’s That Daddy for completing an undefeated season and securing the Rhody Cup!

Thank you to everyone for making this such a great season!

We'd like to send a very special shout out to our Spring Season award winners:

  • League Spirit Award (The Hollerin’ Harley): Mike McGrath
  • Rookie of the Season: Michaela Ward
  • Captains of the Season: Kah’Reem Copeland and Dennis Conetta

End of Season Survey

We hope you all enjoyed your Spring Season experience! Now is your opportunity to tell us what went well and what we can improve for future seasons. Please take a few minutes to fill out our Spring Season survey, which asks for your input on your captains, referees, the season schedule, the overall vibe of the season, social events, and more. Your individual results will only be shared with the Board of Directors. Please complete the survey by Friday, May 19.

Gay Bowl Interest Form

If you'd like a more competitive football experience, we encourage you to consider our PVDGFFL Lobster Tournament Teams. All the fun of our regular season, with a higher level of competition, the chance to meet players from around the country, and the opportunity to represent our league on the national level!

We're now gauging interest for our Gay Bowl teams, which will compete in Seattle on October 5-8. We're currently planning to send two Open Division teams and two Women's+ teams. If you'd like to be considered for one of our tournament teams, please complete this interest form by Friday, May 19. Please note that although the league hosts fundraisers to help reduce the overall costs associated with tournament play, we cannot predict how much support we might be able to provide, so players should be prepared to cover their flight, housing, and food.

Gay Bowl captains and rosters will be announced in the next few weeks.

*Tournament Eligibility: In order to be eligible for Gay Bowl, a player must be in good standing with the league and must have played in at least one of our two most recent seasons (Fall '22 or Spring '23) or be registered for our current Women's+ season. Once selected to a roster, all tournament players will be required to attend a minimum number of practices in order to remain eligible and may forfeit their roster spot if they fail to meet the minimum threshold.*

Women's+ 2023 Season

As our Open Division Season winds down, our Women's+ Season is ramping up!

This season, we're excited to welcome more than 80 players. We have six teams, led by a tremendous group of captains. Congratulations to each of these leaders and thank you for volunteering!

Mark your calendars for these important Women's+ Season events:

Saturday, May 13 -- New Player Orientation & QB Clinic @ 10am at our fields in Warwick

Tuesday, May 16 -- Meet Your Team Party at Revival Brewing @ 7pm

Saturday, May 20 -- First Week of Games at our fields in Warwick

See below for tomorrow's New Player Orientation / QB Clinic Schedule.

2023 PVD Lobsters Non-Player Supporter Jersey

Click Here for Purchase

You can help us raise money for our tournament teams by purchasing these awesome supporter jerseys, which include panels from all four of our Pride Bowl team jerseys, our PVDGFFL and PVD Lobsters logos on the front, and sponsors on the back. Thank you, Red, for this incredible design, which not only looks amazing, but also captures the heart, spirit, and unity of our league.


The deadline to order a jersey is Monday, May 29. 

Jersey cost is $45 (+ processing fees).


Jerseys will be available for pick-up during our Pride Bowl Send-Off Party on Monday, June 19 @ Alley Cat.

Take PVDGFFL Out to the Ballgame!

The Providence Gay Flag Football League is excited to offer a fun opportunity to head up to Fenway Park for Red Sox Pride Night against the Colorado Rockies on June 13th at 7:10PM. Invite your friends or partner(s) and come hang out with your PVDGFFL family as we enjoy a night of America's pastime. All ticket purchasers will receive a Red Sox pride-colored jersey at the game and are welcome to attend a pre-game social on the Sam Adam's Deck.

We have a designated section in the Right Field Grandstand section. Tickets are $39 per person.

Click on the following link to purchase: https://fevogm.com/event/PVDGFFLPride2023

Sponsor Spotlight

The Providence GPub and the Rooftop at the Providence G have served as host for many PVDGFFL events including our season drafts, Meet Your Team Parties, and End of Season Parties.

Both are located in the Providence G building, which housed both the historic Providence Gas Company and the Union Trust Company. Additionally, after its phenomenal restoration, the building was also repurposed to include a luxury apartment community.

We're thankful to have great partners in Renee Torres, Nick Pfeiler, and the entire staff of the Providence GPub and Rooftop at the Providence G. Thank you for your constant generosity and for opening your doors to us.

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

May 13 -- Women's+ Orientation

May 13 -- Women's+ Player Draft

May 16 -- Women's+ Meet Your Team Party @ Revival Brewing

May 17 -- International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 22 -- Harvey Milk Day

May 24 -- Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day

Jun 1 -- LGBTQ Families Day

Jun 7 -- Drag Bingo @ Black Sheep

Jun 10 -- Wig Out @ The Dark Lady

Jun 11 -- Women’s+ End of Season Party

Jun 12 -- Pulse Remembrance

Jun 13 -- Red Sox Pride Night @ Fenway Park

Jun 17 -- PrideFest & Parade 2023

Jun 19 -- Pride Bowl Send Off

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

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

Chloe Nelson — Director of Events

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

2023 League Sponsors

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