The purpose of the Saguaro Cup is to foster local, regional, national and international sports competition predominately for gays, lesbians and anyone dedicated to promotion of the amateur athletic experience for persons of all skill levels and abilities regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, creed, religion or national origin.
In addition, our primary focus of the sports festival is to provide venues for adult slow-pitch softball competition in order to develop people of all abilities and experience to participate in sports competitions.
For a short list of fun things to do while you are in town, see this page for more details. It includes a map of bars and restaurants around town which we recommend/endorse, as well as other fun things to do while you are not playing softball.
The Saguaro Cup Softball Tournament began in 1994 with 28 teams and has taken place every year since, culminating now with Saguaro Cup 20 in 2013. The tournament has grown into the premier Gay Softball Tournament in the Southwest, consistently ranking as one of the largest Gay Softball Tournaments in the country, following closely behind the Gay Softball World Series. Covered both locally and nationally in Gay and Softball related media, the Saguaro Cup is sanctioned by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA).
In 2005, the tournament was renamed the Saguaro Cup Sports Festival as a response to the addition of new kickoff and closing parties to the tournament. The 2010 Tournament also set a new record in the history of the Saguaro Cup with the participation of 101 teams from all across the country. We look forward to having you participate in this years festivities!
The tournament is scheduled for April 12-14, 2013.
Regular registration for $400 ends on March 15, 2013.
Late registration for $450 ends on March 29, 2013.
All payments must be made by March 29, 2013.
All rosters must be submitted by April 5, 2013. Last minute roster changes can be made in person at the registration party on April 12, 2013.
Tournament Registration will open on February 6, 2013.
You may register, send us your roster, and pay your entry fee online using PayPal by using the forms found below. If you have an trouble or questions with any of our online forms or our payment process, don't hesitate to send us an email using our contact page.
The tournament brackets can be found on the schedule page. They will not be posted until registration has been closed.
If you are a player looking to get picked up by a team, please send us an email using our contact form, listing your rating and the positions you would like to play. Please include in your message that you are allowing us to post your contact information online, which in turn will make it easier for you to be connected with coaches looking for players.
To make it easier to get coaches and players connected, we have created a google document listing all relevant information for the current list of pick up players. Please let us know if any of the information is outdated (for example, a player needs to be added to the list or someone got picked up on a team). Please note, to be added to the list, you need to send us an email stating you give permission for your contact information to be shared.
Congratulations to all the teams that participate in our annual tournament, making it a huge success! For a list of previous year's results and participating teams, see this page.