Tampa Bay LGBTQ sports leagues hold inaugural winter event

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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LGBTQ athletes and supporters from across Tampa Bay will hold the inaugural winter Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ Sports Day at Enigma Jan. 13.

Presented in partnership with Tampa and St Pete Pride, the gathering seeks to raise awareness about LGBTQ athletic opportunities throughout Tampa Bay. It follows the creation of an area marketing group focused on LGBTQ sports, spearheaded by Suncoast Softball League (SSL) Producer and Tampa Pride LGBTQ+ Sports Liaison Gerre Reynolds as well as fellow SSL Hall of Fame player Andrew Cohen.

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Ball players brave cool temperatures at Gasparilla Classic

By : Staff Report
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Tampa – More than 50 teams braved cold morning temperatures when they participated in the annual Gasparilla Softball Classic held at softball complexes throughout Tampa Bay on Valentine’s Day weekend. With lows near 40s, players started the tournament in jackets and sweatshirts. But afternoon temperatures reached the low 70s.

Teams from Knoxville, Tenn., Philadelphia, Orlando, Tampa and Atlanta all placed in each of the three divisions.

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