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Big Changes to the Board! 0

Posted on December 03, 2012 by Patrick McIntyre

Following a vote of city leaders, Joe Cooper of Denver and Wayne Knaub of Philadelphia have been elected to serve two-year terms on the Board of the National Gay Flag Football League!  Joe and Wayne assume the spots vacated by out-going board members Shane Kinkennon of Denver and Thurman Williams of DC.

Joe and Wayne were both founding partners of their respective city leagues, and both intend to spread our sport to more people in more places across North America.

At September’s City Leaders’ meeting in Denver, Jared Garduno of Phoenix was unanimously chosen to serve as the NGFFL’s third commissioner, following the footsteps of league co-founder Jim Buzinski of Los Angeles and Shane.  Joining Jared, Joe, and Wayne for service in 2013 are Phil Clawson of Boston, Sam Lehman of New York, and Chris Cormier and Patrick McIntyre, both of DC.  The new board will officially convene this month.

BIG THANKS are due to Shane and Thurman for their stellar service.  And congratulations to Jared for his new responsibilities and Joe and Wayne on their new roles!

Is it you? Call for Leaders for the NGFFL Board 0

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Shane Kinkennon

Are you pondering greater service to the national gay flag-football community? Are you interested in helping drive the NGFFL vision of being the greatest place for LGBT people to experience all the wonderful things that come from participation in team sports? If it’s not YOUR time specifically, do you know someone in your local league or program who is the perfect, self-started, levelheaded doer? A natural for the NGFFL Board?

The NGFFL is seeking energetic, conscientious, fair-minded, leaders who love gay flag football, believe in the NGFFL’s mission and vision, have some real time to give, and are willing to give it. If you know just such a person, please recruit, recruit, recruit.

Here’s the schedule and process for the Election.  Join us.

NGFFL Inks $30k Deal with MillerCoors! 0

Posted on August 01, 2012 by Patrick McIntyre

After much negotiation, the contract for the 2012 partnership with MillerCoors is signed!  Unlike last year, in which relatively small amounts of money were divided across every NGFFL member city, this year, MillerCoors chose to concentrate the resources in select markets and around select events to maximize its exposure.

Importantly, MillerCoors has upped their investment in our community from $25k to $30k, a 20% increase over last year!

Thus, the $30K will be divided across the three largest national tournaments – Gay Bowl, Pride Bowl in Chicago, and Florida Sunshine Cup.  The remainder is going to the leagues in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay.  And a small amount is set aside to support the formation of a league in Dallas / Fort Worth, another market specifically chosen by MillerCoors. The NGFFL is facilitating the investment of those DFW-specific dollars.

The NGFFL Board hopes this experience sets the stage for uncovering more partnerships that can be shared with more local leagues and events.  The NGFFL thanks MillerCoors for its partnership and commitment to our community!

Board announces process for election of commissioner at Gay Bowl 0

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Shane Kinkennon

It’s commissioner-election time. The NGFFL commissioner, the organization’s top official, is to be elected every even-numbered year at Gay Bowl, according to the organization’s Bylaws. (Then later this fall, two more of the total seven elected Board seats will be voted on.) The Board has just distributed to City Leaders the process that the commissioner election will follow this year. Prospective candidates will be able to declare their candidacy beginning this Friday, July 27 (via a Survey Monkey form that will be published on Friday). Candidate declarations are due August 17.

Is it you? The NGFFL is seeking leaders who are committed to taking our great sport to more LGBT people in more places. Check it out.

Nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame Class 0

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Patrick McIntyre

The NGFFL is proud to announce a stellar cast of ten nominees for the 2012 Class of the NGFFL Hall of Fame!  These ten men represent some of the best athletes, organizers, and people you’ll find, and their service and excellence at the national and local levels should inspire all of us to work hard and give back.  The election process is intended to honor the best of the best, but the Board is confident that all of the nominees are worthy of recognition.  Congratulations to the nominees, and thank you to those who nominated them!

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