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By Charlotte Robinson, December 16, 2022

This week I talked with Dr. Jason Peplinski, Commissioner of the Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA) & Co-Executive Director of the Sin City Classic Sports Festival that takes place January 12th to 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada. GLASA created the Sin City Classic in 2008 as an LGBTQ softball tournament meant to provide a safe & competitive atmosphere for LGBTQ athletes. Over the past 16 years the tournament has grown into the largest annual LGBTQ sporting event in the world including 24 sports & approximately 10,000 athletes & fans. As the Sin City Classic continues to grow & evolve this year they’re adding 2 new competitions: pickleball one of the fastest growing sports globally & sand volleyball. Hosted at the Flamingo Las Vegas GLASA remains committed to creating the best experience possible for a diverse roster of dedicated athletes who participate & the fans & allies who come to enjoy the festival. The Sin City Classic Sports Festival kicks off with the Opening Night Registration Party held at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Competitions & nightly social events then take place around the city with the weekend culminating in the Closing Night celebration to be held at the LINQ Promenade’s Brooklyn Bowl as a way to celebrate the weekend’s activities. The festival will also be presenting the 2nd annual Ken Scearce Leadership Award. The award was created in 2022 to honor the memory & legacy of Ken Scearce the Executive Director of the festival who passed away in 2021. I talked to Jason about what he hopes to accomplish at this year’s Sin City Classic Sports Festival & his spin on our LGBTQ issues. LISTEN  

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