AS A MEMBER of the North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) community, I have had the chance to travel to many different states and cities to play volleyball. But none of those events and places are as close to heart as the Labor of Love Classic held here in Columbus. This year marked the 21st anniversary of the classic, which is played over Labor Day Weekend; bringing together over 250 people from all around the country to both participate and support NAGVA.
The team I played on during this year’s tournament was recently put together through knowing and playing with friends throughout the great Columbus volleyball community. Since the team was just beginning to play together, it was quite the experience as we played our first few games. However, in the competitive setting, you learn how to make adjustments quickly and enjoy the process. My team may not have finished on top this year, but the fun we shared playing in the Labor of Love Classic are the memories that will stay with me forever.