Joins Beantown Softball League as Corporate Sponsor; Adds “BGMC BassRunners” to roster of teams in LGBT League
BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) is pleased to announce it is now sponsoring a team in the Beantown Softball League, the largest athletic organization open to LGBT people and straight allies in New England. The BGMC BassRunners will take the field during the 2015 season, which starts April 18. The BGMC BassRunners is the new name for the Ramrod Rangers who won the 2014 Division 4 championship.
“Community engagement is a core part of the Chorus’s mission and we’re thrilled to be reaching out to a segment of LGBT community we’ve haven’t previously collaborated with,” said BGMC Executive Director Craig Coogan. “We chose the name BGMC BassRunners because bass is a vocal section of the Chorus and we couldn’t resist the pun!”
Founded in 1978, the Beantown Softball league fields close to 30 teams in four divisions of play: competitive, intermediate, and two recreational divisions. BGMC BassRunners will compete in Division 4 of the Beantown Softball League.
About the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus creates musical experiences to inspire change, build community and celebrate difference. The BGMC is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 175-voice ensemble is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming, and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts. In November, 2013, CBS-WBZ named The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus one of the top five choruses in the city of Boston.
The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is generously supported by Bank of America, JetBlue, IVF New England, and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. BGMC is a proud partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
[From a News Release]