IMPACT Wrestling Teams Up With Major, International LGBT Sports Organization
IMPACT Wrestling introduced at this time a brand new partnership with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) that can put IMPACT consistent with main skilled sports activities leagues, groups and different main worldwide manufacturers that additionally companion with NAGAAA.
Formed in 1977, NAGAAA is a 501c(3) sports activities group primarily for the LGBT group, pushed to supply protected softball environments throughout North America. NAGAAA runs the annual Gay Softball World Series, which yearly attracts 200+ groups from throughout North America and is the most important annual LGBT single-sport, week-long athletic competitors globally. Teams from the 47 member cities of NAGAAA take part yearly.
IMPACT has welcomed members of NAGAAA groups to its wrestling exhibits this yr. In February, members of the Derby City Pride League in Louisville and members of the New Orleans Softball League attended IMPACT exhibits. In March, members of the City of Brotherly Love Softball League attended IMPACT exhibits in Philadelphia.
Members of the Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association from Dallas/Fort Worth will attend each IMPACT exhibits – Multiverse of Matches and IPWF – on Friday, April 1st on the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, held at the side of the largest weekend of the yr in professional wrestling.
“IMPACT Wrestling is proud to partner with NAGAAA,” stated IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “An intricate part of IMPACT Wrestling’s core values is to ensure diversity and inclusion, both in front of and behind the camera to accurately represent the cultural mosaic of our fan base. We are excited to have NAGAAA as a partner as we continue to grow our community outreach in cities across North America.”
The 2022 Gay Softball World Series, run by NAGAAA, might be held this summer time in Dallas. D’Amore confirmed that an IMPACT celebrity would attend the occasion – and the wrestler will take part in opening ceremonies, NAGAAA executives confirmed.
“NAGAAA is excited to partner with IMPACT Wrestling. NAGAAA has over 17,000 sports and entertainment fans ready to embrace IMPACT Wrestling. Our players across the country look forward to attending IMPACT events in the coming months,” stated NAGAAA consultant Sam Lehman.
Founded in 2002, IMPACT is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer time, particularly at its SLAMMIVERSARY pay-per-view occasion in June – and members of that metropolis’s NAGAAA affiliate might be in attendance. IMPACT Wrestling airs each Thursday night time on AXS TV, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The IMPACT roster options Moose (a former NFL participant), Eddie Edwards, Brian Myers, Matt Cardona, Trey Miguel, plus the Knockouts Division that includes such stars as Tasha Steelz, Mickie James, Deonna Purrazzo, Madison Rayne, and Rosemary, amongst others.
IMPACT Wrestling has been a robust supporter of the LGBT group. IMPACT promoted a multi-day Coming-Out Tour in Chicago for wrestler Kiera Hogan after she introduced on social media that she was in a same-sex relationship. IMPACT not too long ago had overtly homosexual Las Vegas-based wrestler Jai Vidal wrestle and seem a number of instances on the corporate’s weekly TV present.
Further bulletins concerning the IMPACT Wrestling and NAGAAA partnership might be introduced quickly.