Gay Category 5 Flag Football
The South Florida Category 5 (Cat 5) Flag Football team just returned from participating in the 10th Annual National Gay Flag Football Championships, Gay Bowl X, hosted by the Phoenix Hellraisers in Arizona. This was their 5th year competing in the tournament against teams from all over the country. This year, 26 teams from 21 cities, including NYC, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and more, competed in the tournament. Cat 5 finished with a 3-3 record.
The tenth anniversary of the Gay Bowl featured plenty of firsts, including the inaugural Spirit Cup, given to the team that showed the most spirit during the tournament. The award "embodies what every Gay Bowl should be about: sportsmanship, camaraderie, building friendships, developing sister teams, participating in all Gay Bowl events and displaying pride in your team." Cat 5 won the award and their quarterback, Gary Schrader, dressed in drag, accepted the award on the team’s behalf.
The tournament also welcomed the induction of the first class of the National Gay Flag Football League Hall of Fame. Cyd Zeigler, who co-founded the Gay Bowl and the New York Gay Football League, and Jim Buzinski, co-founder of the Gay Bowl and Los Angeles Flag Football, became the first inductees.
The next Gay Bowl will be held in Houston, Texas, October 7-9, 2011. For more information on the National Gay Flag Football League and the Gay Bowl, visit NGFFL.com
Cat 5 practices at 11 am Saturday mornings at Mills Pond Park on the first field when you enter the part on the right. For more information please check out their Facebook page: Facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1736545208. You may contact David Donohue at Donohue76@hotmail.com or Michael Annichiarico at email@example.com for more info. You may also email Cat5Football@yahoo.com to be added to the team email and receive updates about practices and team events.