June 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Washington Blade Named Official Media Sponsor of 37th NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Blade announced today that it has been named the Official Media Sponsor of the 37th NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series coming to Washington, D.C. August 26-31.

More than 180 teams are scheduled to play in this year’s world series making it the largest games ever. The Washington Blade and its in-house design firm Azer Creative will produce the official guide to the games.

The Washington Blade is a dedicated supporter of LGBT sports and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with the 2013 World Series,” said Blade publisher Lynne Brown.

The theme of the 2013 series is “One Team. One Dream” and will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“We are excited to have the largest annual LGBT sporting event in the world come to Washington, D.C.,” said event co-director Wayne Williams. “We thank the Blade for their support and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with the nation’s oldest LGBT newspaper.”

In addition to producing the program guide for the World Series, the Blade will publish a special sports-themed edition on Aug. 30, featuring guest editor Brendon Ayanbadejo, who played on the Baltimore Ravens’ 2013 Super Bowl-winning team. 

If you are interested in advertising in the official program guide to the World Series, please contact Blade publisher Lynne Brown, lbrown@washblade.com or 202-486-0625. 

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit washingtonblade.com for more information. The 37th annual North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Softball World Series will take place from August 26-31, 2013. Visit dcseries2013.com for information. 

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