This year the Gotham Softball Classic will host games on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday July 2nd, 2017.
This year LGBTQ+ Softball teams from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Washinton D.C., Providence and other cities will be coming to NYC on Independence Day Weekend to play softball, promote equality and inclusion. New Proceeds from the tournament will go to three great NYC charities:
Alliance for Positive Change (Formerly known as AIDS Services Center NYC):
The Alliance is a multi-service community organization that carries out its mission of “helping many, one by one” by building community, connection and stability for New Yorkers living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. The Alliance’s comprehensive programs include state-of-the-art peer education and training, harm reduction, specialized women’s services, HIV counseling and testing, mental health services, medical and holistic care, case management, support groups, and many other innovative programs that help New York City’s most vulnerable individuals and families to survive and thrive in the face of HIV/AIDS.
The mission of God’s Love We Deliver is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. We prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. We also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.
All of God’s Love We Deliver’s services are provided free of charge without regard to income.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.
The Gotham Softball Classic, hosted by the Big Apple Softball League, hopes to raise and donate over $5,000 to these various charities.