UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Please see below for Stonewall's official statement.
"Unfortunately, we won't be hosting a national tournament in Cleveland this year. But whatever we decide, your safety and well-being will be central to our decision and we'll share more info in the coming months as we get a clearer view of what's possible in this quickly evolving situation." - Stonewall Sports
7TH ANNUAL STONEWALL SPORTS TOURNAMENT & SUMMIT
Each summer, Stonewall Sports hosts a tournament that goes beyond the field of sport to promote positive change. Athletes join together for a weekend of sport competition, social events and conversation around key issues facing the community.
The tournament weekend features 1,500 athletes from over 19 cities across the country to participate in a diversity summit, kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, bocce, billiards, tennis and bowling tournaments. All LGBTQ+ and ally athletes are welcomed to attend along with current Stonewall Sports members in order to celebrate Stonewall Pride.
"The Stonewall Sports Cleveland family is beyond honored to host the National Tournament and are excited to showcase all that our great city has to offer to those coming in from across the nation," said Patty Hace, Stonewall Sports Cleveland Board Chair. "Cleveland was chosen to host for a variety of reasons, but one that we are most proud of is the true sense of community that our local organization fosters. We want to extend a special thank you to Taylor Henschel, Jim Forrest and Monica Gustin [GCSC], who helped head the charge in bringing the tournament to Cleveland."
This tournament provides a platform to discuss and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community as well as deliver an estimated $1,040,168 in economic impact to Northeast Ohio.
Stonewall Sports is an LGBTQ+ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization founded in 2010 that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. The league values each players for who they are and what they bring to the league's community.
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