The SFGFFL League after 2012 Fall Championships
OUR MISSIONThe mission of the South Florida Gay Flag Football League, Inc. (SFGFFL) is to provide Members of South Florida’s LGBT and Allied Community a safe place to experience personal growth while pursuing their athletic aspirations in a healthy environment, free from harassment and ridicule. The SFGFFL is committed to promoting social activities, camaraderie and competition that demonstrate the best attributes of the diversity that is present in South Florida which helps build our community. The South Florida CAT 5 Cyclones & CAT 5 Storm — 2013 Florida Sunshine Cup
The South Florida Gay Flag Football League, Inc. (SFGFFL) is a State of Florida Not-for-Profit Participant Organization governed by a Board of Nine (9) Directors. The SFGFFL is currently in the process of applying for Federal Not-for-Profit Status with the United States Treasury.
Players in the league pay seasonal dues (currently two seasons annually) to participate in adult recreational flag football. There are skills clinics at the start of each season and players receive further training from the Captains and Co-Captains. Participants and players are also afforded opportunities to travel with the team — when possible — to broaden their world view and understanding of other leagues. Efforts are made to ensure that all players receive sufficient playing time as well as education in the game.
The SFGFFL also participates in many community activities and events as well as hosting fundraisers. In 2012 the SFGFFL helped raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The SFGFFL also helps volunteer efforts in conjunction with other organizations throughout South Florida such as The White Party in Miami Beach.
In 2013 the SFGFFL is looking to promote more community events to support those who make our league possible. This may include a deeper involvement in PRIDE Events and volunteering time to other Not-for-Profit Organizations in Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach Counties.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors are elected to two (2) year terms with approximately one-half of the board being re-elected annually. Current Board Members are:
Directors serve on a voluntary basis and are not compensated for their time nor incidental expenses. Only direct expenses are reimbursed.
SFGFFL 2013 — 2014 VISION STATEMENT
The following strategic goals have been identified for 2013 — 2014 by the Board of Directors:
- Attain 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Status from the US Government.
- Become more involved in and create synergy with our Community.
- Expand presence to West Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties.
- Create sustainable growth goals related to the number of players and teams.
- Build loyalty between players and the organization.
- Grow & educate our volunteer base of referees and possibly statistics personnel.
The SFGFFL is the host for the Annual Florida Sunshine Cup Gay Flag Football Tournament. The Florida Sunshine Cup is hosted each year over the weekend immediately preceding President’s Day. The first Florida Sunshine Cup was hosted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2010.
In addition to hosting this tournament, the SFGFFL will also be traveling to Orlando and Tampa Bay, Florida to meet with the Jacksonville Surge to promote the sport of Gay Flag Football and facilitate growth of our sport in these areas.
The SFGFFL also subsidizes its Tournament and Annual Gay Bowl Teams. Subsidies can include, but are not limited to: tournament dues, travel costs, jersey costs. SFGFFL Tournament and Gay Bowl Teams currently operate as CAT 5 and utilize the logo pictured below to the left.
The SFGFFL is also a Member of the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL).
FINANCE | ANNUAL REPORT
The SFGFFL will publish an annual report in the Florida Sunshine Cup Tournament Program each year. This year’s annual report is also published below. It outlines the sources and amounts of revenue received and the expenses associated. All monies not spent are directed toward the next year’s annual budget. The SFGFFL is presently in the process of outlining a spending policy that will help keep dollars in the local LGBT & Allied Market.
Appearance of any person, business or organization within photographs, advertisements, or other content neither implies nor infers any indication of their sexual orientation.
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