Sweetheart InvitationalFebruary 17
For more than 25 years, the Sweetheart Invitational bowling tournament has brought together gay and straight bowlers alike in the spirit of competition and giving. The event attracts bowlers from all over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia), as well as Michigan, Seattle, WA, and Canada.
The tournament – the only internationally-recognized LGBT sporting event in the state of Connecticut – has supported many charities over the years. Since 2009, the Sweetheart Invitational, along with support from our sponsors and bowlers, has donated nearly $90,000 to state and local charities. Recognizing our charity work within Connecticut’s GLBT community, the New Haven Pride Center honored the Sweetheart Invitational with a Dorothy Award in 2013.