With coronavirus causing many tournament cancellations and postponements the most frequently asked question this year has been “what about the Sin City Classic?” The Sin City Classic (sincityclassic.org), the world’s largest annual LGBTQ+ sports festival.
To answer this question we reached out to GLASA, the event’s organizer. The festival will be back this January according to tournament director Ken Scearce. “We have over 71 softball teams registered already, which is consistent with where we were at this time last year” Scearce added.
The festival, one of the most widely anticipated LGBTQ+ sporting events of the year, is hopeful the event will go on as planned. GLASA continues to work closely with sports coordinators to monitor possible participation and registrations as they prepare for 14thannual event held each year over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
Several events that are part of the festival are in the planning stages. “We plan on being there” said Dan Shabra of RaceLookup. RaceLookup produces the Pride Run Series Las Vegas as part of the festival. And the Annual Compete Sports Diversity Conference plans on participating either in-person or virtually. “We are already planning our annual leadership conference that we host each year as part of the Sin City Classic” said Compete Sports Diversity CEO Eric Carlyle.
As of right now things are full speed ahead for the Sin City Classic. We will keep you updated as we get closer to the kickoff.