The greatest place for LGBT people to experience all the wonderful things that come from participation in team sports.

The NGFFL is committed to giving back more than it takes. As a strategic pillar, 2017 marked the beginning of NGFFL’s focus for being the change we desire to see in the world. Through our leagues and national tournaments, we are inspiring a commitment through players, partnerships and engagement.

National Giving Back

Commissioner’s Cup

NGFFL An annual award to honor the league that is making a difference off the field by Giving Back More Than They Take. The annual salute to cities occurs at the Gay Bowl tournament, awarding the league who demonstrates outstanding commitment to their local community through service. The winning league receives a $500 donation to a charity of their choice, on behalf of the NGFFL. The nominees must demonstrate, through their civic involvement, how the quality of life in their community has been enhanced as a result of their engagement.

2019 Commissioner's Cup Winner

CMSA Flag Football

The NGFFL would like to congratulate the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association for winning the Commissioner's Cup Award for 2019. The CMSA combined the proceeds from this award along with funds raised at their annual Homecoming Event and gave $1,500 each to the Trevor Project and Broadway Youth Center of Chicago.



Local Volunteerism

Washington D.C. - Washington D.C. Gay Flag Football League

Washington D.C. Gay Flag Football League Our league commits one full Saturday to a Day of Service, volunteering with nonprofits that benefit our broader D.C. Community. In the past, we have partnered with the Department of Parks and Recreation to clean up and beautify our fields and developing neighborhoods as well as Kids Enjoying Exercise Now (KEEN), to coach young athletes with disabilities in football and other sports. For 2018, we will work with the D.C. Central Kitchen and Food & Friends to prepare and deliver meals to D.C. locals who are ill or economically disadvantaged. Our league will also donate to Team DC's LGBT Athlete College Scholarship Fund to acknowledge and encourage out athletes and ally's commitment to competition and community. 

San Diego - San Diego American Flag Football League

San Diego American Flag Football League
The SDAFFL Cares program is our league’s entity who’s primary goal is to give back to the community. One of the events we participate in around the holidays is the We Care Mixer. This is an annual toy drive that multiple LGBT sports leagues from San Diego participate in, to raise money for underprivileged kids and the LGBT Community Center. During the season, the SDAFFL hosts an Easter basket drive, donating hundreds of Easter egg baskets to children locally.

Boston - FLAG Flag Football

FLAG Flag Football Boston’s league is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, so we have set a stretch goal of 2,000 volunteer hours from our players. All teams in both spring and fall seasons participate in a team event together, in addition to offseason weekly commitments that our players fulfill. This year, our youth outreach efforts include three different scholarships for LGBT youth to make sports safer and more inclusive, and we will host our 6th annual Youth Field Day for high school LGBT leaders.


Denver - Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League

Denver Gay & Lesbian Flag Football League
The DGLFFL has a passion for community involvement and giving back to our Denver communities through volunteering. We sponsor an annual event with Precious Child; an equipment sports drive that collects gently used sports equipment and distribute them to children in need to encourage sports participation. We also assist in aiding the local Colorado schools by donating school supplies and funds, and are excited to be adding several new charities from programs with local senior citizens, local animal shelters, and more!


Providence - Providence Gay Flag Football League

Providence Gay Flag Football League
Giving back will be at the heart of everything we do. In addition to football, our league will engage other area non-profit organizations to donate time and resources to improve the lives of LGTBQ+ people in Rhode Island. 

​The Board of Directors is working to identify local non-profits to partner with. If your organization provides support and social services to the LGBTQ+ community please contact us to discuss how we can help further your mission.

Check out the PVDGFFL Volunteerism site to sign up to volunteer at a community event throughout the year!


Minneapolis - Minneapolis Gay Flag Football League

Minneapolis Gay Flag Football League
MNGFFL is not only about enjoying flag football but also to encourage community and camaraderie, to be active participants in the Twin Cities community, and to serve as examples for the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth, inspiring acceptance, pride, and self-confidence. We have helped out with a special olympics glow run and helped complete yard work at Clare Housing. To reach out for the league's volunteer activities, go to the MNGFFL Volunteerism page for contact and involvement information!


Phoenix - Phoenix Gay Flag Football League

Phoenix Gay Flag Football League
The PGFFL gives back through an Athletic Scholarship that has been established through fundraising. We have secured 4 years of scholarships and were able to provide 2 scholarship annually.  PGFFL also runs a Youth Clinic that focuses to show that all kids no matter how you identify can play sports by scrimmaging with AZ cardinal alumni. We also provide volunteers to the ARGA (AZ Gay Rodeo Association) Gay Rodeo which raises funds for AGRA. In total PGFFL will have provided over 500 community volunteer hours for 2019.