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Get Involved with Gay Bowl XIX

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for New York City and the NYGFL. This year, NYC will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by hosting the largest Pride celebration in the world, World Pride. Through the efforts of the NYGFL, we will also welcome our global LGBTQ+ flag football community to New York for GAY BOWL XIX in October! 

We are excited to be hosting Gay Bowl XIX in New York, which will take place October 10th - 14th. The on-field action will run from Friday to Sunday, but Gay Bowl XIX will be a week-long celebration. Make sure you check out www.gaybowl.org and follow our Instagram at @gaybowlxix because you don't want to miss the updates on all of the events and festivities surrounding the tournament.

JOIN US!!

Hosting Gay Bowl is no small feat. We have a talented team of folks who have been working to coordinate this amazing event, but we will need you as well.Currently, we are looking for help in the following areas:


  • Sponsorships. Do you know of a local or national organization that would be interested in partnering with Gay Bowl XIX? If so, please contact Michael Giuggio at mgiuggio@gmail.com.
  • Committee Leaders. Currently, we are looking to fill the following committee chair positions:
    • Director of Fundraising
    • Director of Community Outreach
    • Director Volunteer Services.
  • Committee Members. Currently, we are looking for people to join the following committees:
    • Women's Division Outreach
    • Communications/Social Media Committee
    • Tournament Operations, Fundraising
    • Fields & Equipment
    • Branding
    • Marketing
    • Sponsorships.
  • Volunteers. We will need volunteers to help out during the week of Gay Bowl to make sure everything runs smoothly. Please reach out to Eric C. James (operations@gaybowlxix.com) or Pat Maiden (patmaiden@gmail.com) if you are interested.
  • Donations. We know that many of you would like to show your support, but may not have the time and/or are no longer in New York City. If this is you and you would like to show your support by donating to Gay Bowl XIX, Please click HERE for our donation page.

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