PHOTOS: Playing for Our Team

By Editors

Originally published on September 17 2013 4:00 AM ET

Above: The Opening Ceremonies

Washington, D.C., played host to the 37th Annual NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series this year. The tournament, which is the largest annual LGBT sporting event, welcomed 170+ teams participating in more than 600 softball games. In total, more than 4,000 athletes and fans were expected to be visiting D.C. for the week-long tournament.

The tournament ran from August 26 to August 31. The week began with Opening Ceremonies on at the D.C. Fairgrounds. Games took place at three difference complexes. The tournament and festivities concluded with the Closing Ceremony August 31.

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The National Anthem

"O Canada"

Warming up helps avoid injuries.

From the night of the Closing Ceremonies.

From the night of the Closing Ceremonies.