First Ever DRAG Bowl!

Come to the first ever Drag Bowl during Pittsburgh Pride Week on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at AMF Noble Manor Lanes.

Each $15 ticket includes bowling, shoe rental, and a premier drag performance from top Pittsburgh Drag Performers – Queens & Kings! A portion from each ticket will support the Bid for Pittsburgh to host the International Gay Bowling Organization Mid-Year Conference and Tournament in November 2015. For tickets visit www.dragbowl.com.

In addition to bowling and drag, bowlers will enjoy special cocktails and drink specials in the Chatterbox Lounge at AMF Noble Manor Lanes.

Do you want to bowl in drag too?
Bowlers may feel free to join the Kings and Queens on the lanes. But don’t worry, dressing in drag is optional. Bowling shoes are required to be worn by all bowlers, so if you’re rocking some killer pumps, be sure to bring socks too.

Don’t worry, it’s the Saturday before Pride in the Street, so you can easily see Adam Lambert and the Bowling Drag back to back weekends! www.dragbowl.com.

All proceeds from the event will support the Bid for Pittsburgh to host the International Gay Bowling Organization Mid-Year Conference and Tournament in November 2015.

Pittsburgh Pride 2013

June 7th-16th is Pittsburgh’s GLBTQ++++++ Pride!

Pride in the Street

Don’t miss the Pride in the Street event on Saturday June 15th because that’s when Adam Lambert will be there! Sounds like a hot time. He’s gonna be blowing his lungs out for a 90 minute long show. Only downside is that it’s $35 but on the good side is it’s only $35!! Totally worth it to see a Grammy® nominee.

Now if Adam doesn’t get the blood flowing hard then check out Joe McElderry. He’s such a handsome guy and some of you may remember him from the 6th season of the X Factor. Yeah I’d totally like to get some x factoring on with him 😉

The list for this event goes on and on. The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh has really out done themselves for this years line-up! Check out the official press release here, http://www.pittsburghpride.org/events/pride-in-the-streets/.

Pride March

So which sports organizations are going to be there? Softball? Bowling? FrontRunners? 5801 Darts? Volleyball? Well I don’t know but when you see them marching down that yellow brick road be sure to get some fierce yells out for those Queens and Queens..err Kings?

Have a blast this Pride and remember to look over all of the events at the official Pittsburgh Pride website.

Pittsburgh Bars Ban Boston Lager!

WELL thank you to the LOYAL FANS, now during the Eastern Conference Finals their will be no sales of Boston Beers from many of the dedicated bars!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be playing the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final. I don’t think the Penguins mind this at all considering they have beaten the Bruins in the past six regular season meetings.

So while you are watching the games be sure to pick up some Iron City Beer or one of the microbrewery craft beers.

Pittsburgh GLBTQ+ Tennis, Running, etc.

It’s finally summer and what’s better in summer than to get outdoors. There are so many activities that are great to do outdoor.

Running

If you like to run then check out FrontRunners as they do get together for outdoor runs. Let your hair down and feel the wind blow as you run or jog through the beautiful outdoors.

Tennis

But what about tennis? I have yet to learn of a tennis organization in Pittsburgh that is for GLBTQ+. Why not? I don’t get it! I know there are a bunch of tennis lovers out there, even those that like the clay of Frick Park or the bounce and speed of a hard court surface.

So where can we go to play tennis.. and WHO’s READY?!?

Pittsburgh Pride Drag Bowl

Drag BowlCome to the first ever Drag Bowl during Pittsburgh Pride Week on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at AMF Noble Manor Lanes.

Each $15 ticket includes bowling, shoe rental, and a premier drag performance from top Pittsburgh Drag Queens!

Want to bowl in drag too? Feel free to join the Kings and Queens on the lanes. But don’t worry, dressing in drag is optional. Bowling shoes are required to be worn by all bowlers, so if you’re rocking some killer pumps, be sure to bring socks too.

In addition to bowling and drag, bowlers will enjoy special cocktails and drink specials in the Chatterbox Lounge at AMF Noble Manor Lanes.

Join the event on Facebook to share and invite friends.


All proceeds from the event will support the Bid for Pittsburgh to host the International Gay Bowling Organization Mid-Year Conference and Tournament in November 2015.

Softball Early Registration is OPEN!

Steel City Softball has started the early registration for the 2013 season.

Take advantage of an early registration discount for returning members of $65 ($10 discount) or sign-up today if you are a new member and your fee is only $45!  Tell your friends and come play with us!

Please visit the Steel City Softball registration page for more details.

Serve Receive – Proper Technique

This is the best video I’ve seen on proper technique for passing. The video editing must have taken some time but it is well worth it. It goes over proper stance or a good medium position as Terry Liskevych calls it, platform, sweet spot, and more.

“SA Volleyball Coach Terry Liskevych has coached for over 40 years – winning a Bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games and a Gold medal at the FIVB World Prix in 1995. In this Coaching Tip episode he shows us the fundamentals of Receiving and Passing in Volleyball. Don’t you want to know where the “Sweet Spot” is? If you want to learn from a Pro…don’t miss this lesson”

The detail in to the good medium stance is really helpful to new and seasoned volleyball players. I like how he also shows movement, dropping shoulders to get platform towards the setter.  Check out this video, it is worth the time.

Volleyball Sign Language (ASL) & Support Charity in the Deaflympics

If you play volleyball then you know how important it is to talk. If you’ve ever had a coach then surely they have yelled at you to talk more. It’s true, it helps the game. Not only does the communication help but the action of doing it keeps you mentally engaged with the game.

Have you ever played on a team or against a team that speaks a different language? Well I have! It actually was ok – even though I don’t know Spanish I was able to follow along by listening to who was speaking. If it was the setter and they weren’t near the 2nd ball I knew that the word I didn’t understand was probably help. But you can also tell a lot from what their body is saying. The setter wasn’t going for that ball so that alone told me that someone needs to get that ball.

Body cues can tell you a lot, you just need to “listen” and by “listen” I mean watching their body language. Have you ever played with a deaf person? Well I have! It was no different then playing with someone who spoke a different language. I just needed to watch for the body language.

However it is nice to know some signs. Have you ever wondered how to sign, serve, hit, pass, set, good job, good point, and so on? Well my team mate, Charity, put together a tutorial video with her girlfriend Robyn.

Deaflympics

Charity is also looking for donations to sponsor her to go to the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria for beach volleyball, yes that’s doubles! Please support Charity by donating today!

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