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.


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.