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Indoor Volleyball Play Resumes in September

August 19th, 2021

Gotham will be returning to indoor play after Labor Day and will be holding its Fall 2021 season (Phase 3 of our Return to Play Plan) beginning in late September.  Details are still being finalized, but here is some preliminary information about the upcoming season:

  • We will hold a variety of pre-season events beginning after Labor Day to get everyone back on the court and shake off the rust.
  • Fall 2021 tryouts are scheduled to begin the week of September 27, 2021.  There will be some modifications to the process to reduce crowd sizes and accommodate safety protocols.  We expect to have a full schedule of tryout dates and details on how to register for the Fall season shortly.
  • We will hold our usual Divisions of Division Play and Power classes in Fall 2021. There will be 7 weeks of play for each Division and Power class in Fall 2021 (pricing will be adjusted to reflect the shorten season). We will also hold an end of season tournament for each Division if sufficient facilities are available.
  • We will hold a full slate of Open Plays and Friendship Tournaments during the Fall 2021 season.
  • Green and Golden Apple will not be held this Fall to ensure we can accommodate the season schedule for Division Play and Power.
  • In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Fall 2021 season will be played under new health and safety protocols, including limiting crowd size, masking and requiring proof of vaccination (with exceptions to the vaccination requirement considered on a case-by-case basis). 

Gotham’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

June 15th, 2021

Join us on Tuesday June 22 at 7 PM as we team up with the Center to celebrate New York City’s largest LGBTQ+ Sports league Gotham Volleyball’s 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7-8 PM spotlighting our mission to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ individuals by building community through the sport of volleyball. This virtual program features Angel Martin’s Archival videos, a Panel Discussion, and a Special Performance by ‘Paulina’. 

For more information and to register for the event click here.

2021 Gotham Volleyball Annual Report

May 30th, 2021

Gotham Volleyball issued its Annual Report for 2021. You can find a copy of the Annual Report here. Thank you to Brady Ginn of the Communications Committee for his work in designing the report!

Gotham Return to Play Update Page Updated

May 29th, 2021

We updated our Return to Play page today. The Return to Play page is designed to keep everyone updated on our progress in returning to the volleyball court. In order to access the page, simply select “return to play” on the website navigation bar or click on this link to access the page. Please check back regularly for the latest return to play information.

Gotham Volleyball League Statement of Solidarity

June 4th, 2020

Gotham Volleyball has always strived to improve the quality of life for GLBTQ+ individuals. Today, we would like to reinforce that mission, by showing our solidarity with the Black community, and to enrich the spirit of our members with hope and understanding.

As we all bear witness to the ongoing protests around the world, Gotham reflects and recognizes that our “pride” is rooted in the celebration of a rebellion and a collective struggle. We cannot ignore the connection between these current uprisings and Stonewall, the Black Cat, and other demonstrations in our GLBTQ history; we recognize champions like Marsha P. Johnson and Bayard Rustin, black heroes, that fought against police brutality to afford us the civil rights we have today. We implore that everyone reflect and memorialize this year’s Pride month by being vocal allies to our black brothers and sisters who are not only fighting for their rights, but for all of our rights. Stand up to the violence and murder against all people; “We are all in this together.”

Suggested Resources

For those in our Community wishing to learn more or become more engaged on these issues, we have compiled the suggested resources below from knowledgeable members of the Gotham Community for your consideration.  We also encourage all of you to explore other educational and informational resources as well as donate to appropriate causes.

1. Voices:

-White people and solidarity 

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

-Black voice on Rioting:

2. Media:

black Feminism

– documentary Racial inequality on Netflix: ‘13th’by Ava DuVernay

https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741

3. Mental Health:

– NAMI: https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Diverse-Communities/African-American-Mental-Health

– Beam Virtual Therapy: https://www.beam.community/bvtn

4.Literature:

– So You Want to Talk About Race
Book by Ijeoma Oluo

– White Fragility
Book by Robin DiAngelo

– How to Be an Antiracist
Book by Ibram X. Kendi

– The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Book by Michelle Alexander

Juneteenth — June 19, 2020

Click here to learn more about Juneteenth!
 
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