Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year

Stonewall Sports league reports successful first year
Stonewall Sports League kickball

Stonewall Sports league launched in April 2021 with kickball. In the year since then, the league has had more than 400 registered participants per kickball season and is now entering its fourth season of the sport. In January, the league hosted a one-day kickball tournament with 130 players. Bowling was introduced in Winter 2021, and the Spring season features an eight-week Yoga Club.

“At Stonewall Sports Jax we believe anyone can play and have an incredible time doing it. Our first year was filled with love, fun, and new friendships that have created a supportive and ever growing LGBTQIA+ community unlike anything we have ever seen in Jax,” said Mateo Rogers, founder/commissioner of Stonewall Sports. “As we charge into our second year and continue to expand our sports offerings, we are doubling down on our mission for inclusivity no matter one’s race, sexuality, gender expression, age, or physical ability. Any adult with an open mind and an open heart is welcome to join us.”

Stonewall Sports League kickball
Stonewall Sports League kickball

In the past year, the Jacksonville chapter has raised and donated more than $50,000 to local charities through community outreach, fundraising and special events. Beneficiaries include JASMYN, Overflow Health Alliance, The Lotus Flower Project, Kamala’s Closet, The Hubbard House, among others.

Nationally, Stonewall Sports is an LBGTZ and Ally community-based, nonprofit sports organization. It was founded in 2010 to provide an inclusive, low-cost, fun sports league that can raise funds for charitable organizations. The league is open to all, ages 21+.

Stonewall Sports League kickball
Stonewall Sports League kickball
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