This article was published on August 6th, 2018
If you aren’t one of the fortunate kweens lucky enough to be heading to New Orleans this Labor Day weekend for Southern Decadence, or are feeling a little more Sporty Spice than Posh, you might consider packing up your (literal) balls and heading to beautiful, sunny southern California. September 1-2, 2018, San Diego will play host to the first ever gay sports festival. Hosted by Varsity Gay League, the country’s largest LGBT sports organization, the inaugural San Diego Varsity Gay League Sports Festival
Billed as a weekend of games, parties, and celebration in the heart of San Diego, the San Diego Sports Festival will feature kickball and dodgeball as the two competitive sports to play in within a tournament setting. Teams from around North America will compete, party, mix and mingle in what is certain to be a fun weekend of sports, gaythletes, competition, and fun in the heart of San Diego!
Held in two of San Diego’s beautiful parks, Balboa Park and Golden Hill Park, the Varsity Gay League San Diego Sports Festival is also within the gayborhoods of North Park and Hillcrest. Tournie participants will all receive wristbands that get them into exclusive parties, shuttle services on the Coors Party Bus, drink specials, and events. Winning teams will receive a trophy, while team members will receive medals and “bragging rights” for winning their division within the tournament.
Already known for its fun and wild gay pool parties, La Lafayette Hotel will be the host accommodations for the event with Malibu Rum and Miller Coors as main sponsors. Friday night’s opening party will be held at the Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest. Saturday’s after party will be held at renowned San Diego night club Rich’s. Sunday’s closing pool party will be at the Lafayette.
Even if you’ve never played sports or can’t play for shit, the Varsity Gay League San Diego Sports Festival is welcoming players and athletes of all levels. Join thousands of other ‘mos from around the country as the other gay exodus descends upon sunny San Diego. You’re guaranteed to walk away from a weekend of fun, competition, crazy memories, and a bunch of new friends!
Register your team todayfor the Varsity Gay League San Diego Sports Festival.