Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tom Waddell Award re-presented to Sara Waddell Lewinstein

The scene was the opening session of the 25th Annual San Francisco Golden Gate Classic Invitational Bowling Tournament on the night of Friday 18 February. This occasion was chosen to re-present the 2010 Tom Waddell Award to Gay Games co-founder Sara Waddell Lewinstein.

Originally announced in Cologne, Germany at the Opening Ceremony of Gay Games VIII on 31 July 2010, along with the male award to Brent Nicholson Earle, this was the official "home town" presentation of the prestigious award.

2006 Tom Waddell Award winner Derek Liecty, 2010 winner Sara Waddell Lewinstein, an FGG Marketing Officer Doug LItwin
Just before the bowling action began, FGG Marketing Officer Doug Litwin warmed up the crowd by giving the history of the Tom Waddell Award, explaining that it has only been awarded on six occasions since 1990. He then introduced FGG Honorary Life Member Derek Liecty who explained how big an honor it was to receive the Award in 2006 at Chicago's Gay Games VII. Derek then did a masterful job of introducing Sara Waddell Lewinstein.

Sara gave a heart-felt speech indicating her genuine pleasure in having this award finally "coming home" to San Francisco. Supporting Sara during this presentation ceremony were her daughter Jessica Waddell Lewinstein, partner Sandy, and various other friends and family members.

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