Since 2008, WESA has been a proud member of International Pride Softball. With over 17,000 members, iPride Softball organizes the Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) each year and brings together 54 participating cities and over 5,000 participants and fans.
Until recently, iPride Softball was known as N.A.G.A.A.A. or the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance. In 2023, the organization started the process of rebranding itself as International Pride Softball or iPride Softball. Canadian cities that are part of iPride Softball are Vancouver (WESA), Hamilton, and Toronto.
Twice a year, iPride Softball league delegates come together in the city hosting the Gay Softball World Series to collaborate and learn from one another on common topics and challenges inlcuding:
Below: WESA's Vancouver delegate, Sean, posing for a post-discussion pic with Toronto delegate Lisa and Las Vegas GSWS team member at the 2024 Winter Meetings. The weekend was filled with discussion on ratings, ethics & governance as well as break-out groups on fincance, sponsorship, marketing, and more.