Featured in our 2019 Sin City Classic issue!

Valerie Horton- Dodgeball

Favorite Athlete & Role Model: Serena Williams

Hometown: Los Angeles

Day Job: Recruitment coordinator specializing in entertainment

Charles Romaine- Kickball

How You First Got Into Sports: My mom unsuccessfully put me in soccer at age eight; I kicked a goal into the wrong net and promptly quit.

What Are Your Future Goals: As an entertainer, I would like to write a play for myself.

Your Thoughts About Inclusion in Sports Diversity: I love how diverse our respective sports leagues are – athletes of all ages, backgrounds and genders, and a bunch of straight allies who come back season after season to play with us.

Tatiana Ligon- Volleyball

Other Sports Played: Tennis

Greatest Athletic Achievement: Winning gold and getting MVP at NAGVA National Championships

Words For Her Younger Self: Get out there and put myself out of my comfort zone.

Jason Pedroia- Softball

Why You Love the Sin City Classic: I’ve been playing in the Sin City Classic for years and it’s the perfect blend of camaraderie, competition and fun.

Greatest Personal Achievement: My youth club soccer team was selected to be a part of the 1994 World Cup Opening Ceremony at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.

Why You Love Sports: I love the competition, the excitement, the energy and the triumph. I’m also fascinated with the matchups, numbers, statistics and the strategy behind sports.

Photos By: Joe Schmelzer @treasurbite