On the field, the men and women of the Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League (GPFFL) are serious about the game. Off the field, they’re just as serious about the community. That’s why for the second year in a row, the athletic organization is presenting the Big Game Event on Sunday, Feb. 5 (5 p.m.), to celebrate the Super Bowl at the International House in University City.
“It’s a great LGBT event to attend,” says Kory Aversa, a spokesperson for GPFFL, “with fun-loving people who include those who are football fans, music fans and people who want to give back to the community.” He says that last year, the event attracted not only the LGBT community, but also straight friends and sports fans of all ages. “For the die-hard sports fans, the 350-seat theatre provides the perfect setting to sit back, relax and watch the game,” says Aversa – with no shortage of food and drinks.
The event raises money for both the GPFFL and Action AIDS. Last year, the event raised $5,000. Aversa says the league hopes to increase that number to $7,000 next month. Donations from the event will help provide an array of services to more than 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia region.