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Nominations open for NGFFL Board elections 0

Posted on October 27, 2011 by Shane Kinkennon

board photoIt’s time to elect new leaders to the NGFFL Board of Directors! There are seven total slots on the Board, and four of those are opening up for election. (The terms of Jared Garduno, Shane Kinkennon, and Thurman Williams continue until this time next year.)

Are you pondering greater service to the national gay flag-football community? Are you interested in being a leader in driving the NGFFL vision of becoming the greatest place for LGBT people to experience all the wonderful things that come from participation in team sports?  If so, now is your time. Read the rest of this entry →

Minutes from the 10/19/11 meeting of the NGFFL Board 1

Posted on October 26, 2011 by Shane Kinkennon

Below are the minutes of the 10/19/11 meeting of the NGFFL board. They’re about wrapping up final details of Gay Bowl XI, what’s next in the NGFFL’s relationship with MillerCoors, the huge push that’s coming to unveil and educate member-city leaders on the significant redraft of the organization’s bylaws, and preparing for Board elections. Check them out.

In attendance:

Shane Kinkennon (Denver), Joe Cooper (Denver), Thurman Williams (Atlanta), Jared Garduno (Phx), Molly Lenore (NY) (for part of the call), Shawn Albritton (Chicago) (for part of the call)

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Reflections on Gay Bowl 2011 in Houston 2

Posted on October 12, 2011 by Shane Kinkennon

We’re now two days removed from Gay Bowl XI in Houston, and I’m still taken by how unusual, learning, and wildly memorable it was.

rainWell hello, Mother Nature!

That weather! Hallelujah for the people of southeast Texas who needed rain (as evidenced by the drought-born dust we ate on Friday and Saturday). But the timing was dreadful.  For the first time in NGFFL history, championship day was canceled. I’ve always viewed flag football as a rain or shine sport. I guess I can let that go.

I love Gay Bowl – even after nine of them, it’s still my favorite weekend of the year.  But truth be told, I didn’t sign up for commissioner because of the job’s Gay Bowl-supervisory piece. Yet there I was in torrential rain, thunder and lightning, with a group of other volunteers trying to be as thoughtful and fair as possible as we contemplated the first-ever cancellation of Sunday games over safety concerns. If I had my way, I’d prefer not to be in that position again. Bring on the sunshine! Or at least the robust contingency plan.

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As we near Gay Bowl kickoff, the NGFFL offers sincere thanks to MillerCoors 0

Posted on October 05, 2011 by Shane Kinkennon

Coors Light logoAs we prepare for kickoff of Gay Bowl XI in Houston, we celebrate the NGFFL’s great national partnership with MillerCoors, which is now fully coming to life. We sincerely thank the company for its generous support of the growing and dynamic sports community that is LGBT flag football. The company recognizes that the NGFFL is where it’s at, and we’re honored.

Now let’s get to Houston and play fantastic flag football. Then let’s drink some beer together.

Gay Bowl edition of 2-Minute Drill is published! 0

Posted on October 05, 2011 by Shane Kinkennon

Read all about Gay Bowl XI in Houston, coming up this weekend, in the Gay Bowl edition of the 2-Minute Drill, the monthly e-newsletter of the NGFFL.

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