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Sports and awards go together like cleats and grass. But when Team DC starts handing out the kudos Saturday night, it won't be for most points or best time. Instead, the umbrella organization for the myriad LGBT sports organizations in the D.C. area – and there are plenty, from rowing to bowling, Frisbee to football – will be recognizing those athletes who have helped make the community one that affirms LGBT participations in sports, at all levels and at all ages.
First up is the MVP Award. Marcel Acosta and Brian Beary of the DC Front Runners didn't need to break a sweat for this honor, but they did have to put in hours to create Fast Forward, a documentary the duo created to mark the running club's 30th anniversary. Also at the MVP level is Walker Chaffin of the Capital Tennis Association for years of commitment to the Capital Classic Tennis Tournament – held once again in D.C. in 2012 – which has raised thousands of dollars for a variety of groups, such as Whitman-Walker Health and Food & Friends.... more