As the ONLY International Pride Softball (NAGAAA) affiliated softball league in Colorado, the Denver Area Softball League (DASL) is dedicated to the promotion of amateur softball for all persons regardless of age, race, creed, religion, sex, or national origin, with special emphasis placed on the participation of members of the gay/lesbian community of the Denver Area.
The goal of the league is to provide a sports outlet for individuals as a way to meet and interact with like-minded people in the spirit of friendly competition in an environment, which promotes good health and fitness. The league encourages the involvement of non-playing members who are considered members in good standing and accrue all the benefits thereof. During the course of the season the league holds various fundraisers and at the end of the season an awards banquet is held where we honor individual and team achievement, and thank our sponsors. We are proud of our league’s continued growth and accomplishments over the years and we look forward to serving the gay sports community of the Denver Area for years to come.
The Denver Area Softball League, Inc., was incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado in 1998. The league’s general membership includes both playing and non-playing members as well as team sponsors. DASL is governed by a seven-member Board elected by the general membership at the annual fall meeting. DASL is also a member in good standing of the International Pride Softball. International Pride Softball serves as the national governing body for its member cities, which now include over two dozen alliance members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Various member cities sponsor national invitational softball tournaments throughout the year. International Pride Softball also sponsors the annual Gay Softball World Series in late summer that is hosted by a different member city each year.
DASL is funded by membership dues, sponsorship fees, and by monies raised via fundraising events. These funds in turn help defray league expenses for field rental, umpire fees, general league expenditures, awards and trophies, etc. The league also provides partial financial assistance to Denver teams that win the right to participate in the Gay Softball World Series.
FUTURE COMMUNITY GOAL
As an active and responsible member of Denver’s gay community DASL would like to be able donate a percentage of its annual revenues to local charities every year. Upon review of their needs the Board would choose these charities at the beginning of the season. As a league we take great pride in being able to give something back to the community we serve and look forward to the day this is possible!
If you have questions or suggestions about the league contact us:
Mailing Address: DASL, PO Box 40544, Denver CO 80204