Three gay-inclusive Atlanta-area softball leagues will soon kick off their fall seasons and all are currently pre-registering players.
The Decatur Women’s Sports League will play on two fields on Fridays this fall due to league expansion. Twelve teams will each compete at two different fields, Blackburn Park and Kelly Cofer Park, Friday evenings from Sept. 3 through Oct. 26.
Teams will be selected based on skill level and distance from the two playing fields.
Coaches from the DWSL will be on-hand at Savage Pizza (115 Laredo Drive, Avondale Estates, Ga. 30002) for registration Friday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit www.decaturwomensports.com
The Southern Softpaw League will hold registration events for its fall league Aug. 5 at Woof’s from 4-7 p.m. and Aug. 18 at F.R.O.G.S. Cantina from 1-3 p.m.
The league benefits local animal nonprofits and charities. Three separate divisions, “Super Competitive,” “Competitive Fun” and “Just Fun” aim to see all players enjoy the season.
Games will be played on Saturdays at the Southside Softball Complex in Atlanta beginning Sept. 15. Registration is $30. To register, visit www.southernsoftpaw.com.
The Hotlanta Softball League plays Sundays in Piedmont Park during the fall with games being played Sept. 9, 16, 30 and Oct. 7. The season will break Sept. 23 for Music Midtown.
Registration is $35 and includes your team assignment and jersey.
All skill levels are encouraged to play. League officials are quick to point out the casual nature of the fall league, compared to the more competitive spring season. To register, visit www.hotlantasoftball.org.
Top photo: Gay softball leagues offer a fun way to exercise and be outdoors this fall. (by Dyana Bagby)