Photo by Hawaii Gay Flag Football League

With the “Super Bowl of Gay Flag Football” coming to the tropical Pacific Island chain for the first time, the Hawaii Gay Flag Football League (HIGFFL) is getting ready to host one of the most highly anticipated Gay Bowls yet.

Organizing a Gay Bowl is not an easy challenge. With the 2019 Gay Bowl bringing hundreds, if not thousands of athletes and athletic supporters to the Big Apple, there is certainly a lot that needs to happen behind the scenes in order to ensure a successful and well-organized event. The most important element of a Gay Bowl of course is funds, to make sure that all the logistics, officials, and resources are covered the Gay Bowl host committee must start fundraising early and often.

HIGFFL is ready for kick off as they are approaching this year’s Thanksgiving holiday to invite friends, athletes, and supporters to a fun and festive thanksgiving dinner that will help raise funds for the 2020 Gay Bowl. As HIGFFL describes,

“Friendsgiving is an opportunity to enjoy the best parts of Thanksgiving with your chosen family in a fun and relaxed environment. Be a part of our flag football ohana and join us for an afternoon of friends, food, and drinks. We will provide the event space, games and beer and wine selections. “

Friendsgiving 2019 is open for all, with a suggested $10 donation and advanced registration required (there’s a limit of 60 people). Friendsgiving will be a potluck event at the Anaha Ward Village right in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii. Tthe7th floor event space offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean with beer, wine and games provided.

In addition to the 2020 Gay Bowl, HIGFFL hosts an annual gay flag football tournament known as The Aloha Classic during Presidents Day Weekend (February 14th-17th, 2020) which offers a full weekend of football, catamaran cruises, drag brunches, beach barbeques and parties. It offers a little sneak peek to what’s in store for Gay Bowl 2020 next fall. Find more information about Friendsgiving at

By Dirk Smith