Metro Weekly

Stonewall Sports Offering Dodgeball

Local nonprofit LGBTQ sports association kicking off inaugural season of dodgeball in spring

Stonewall Dodgeball will launch its inaugural season in March as part of Stonewall Sports, the nonprofit LGBTQ sports association raises money for various charitable causes in the D.C. area.

The dodgeball league joins Stonewall’s established lineup of kickball, bocce and darts leagues. In 2013, the organization donated more than $25,000 to organizations such as The DC Center, the area’s LGBT community center; and Point Foundation, ”the National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund.”

”While Washington, D.C., has a vibrant LGBTQ community, as in any city, it can be difficult to meet new people,” said Melvin Thomas, a co-founder of Stonewall Dodgeball and Stonewall Bocce. ”Stonewall Sports provide a way for people to connect in a safe, active way.”

”Giving back is an integral part of Stonewall Dodgeball,” added Scott Filter, a co-founder of Stonewall Dodgeball and a Stonewall Kickball division leader. ”We have received tremendous support from the local community and it is our responsibility to support those organizations that make this city a better place for everyone.”

Registration for the dodgeball league begins Feb. 12. Until Feb. 13, the fee to join is $45. The fee from Feb. 14 to 17 is $50. Players may choose to register as a team, 10 to 15 players, or individually, being assigned to a team. Games will be played on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cleveland Elementary, located at 1825 8th St. NW. The season will run for eight weeks, March 4 to April 30.

For more information on Stonewall Dodgeball, visit stonewalldodgeball.leagueapps.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at