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Chesapeake and Potomac Softball (CAPS) was founded in 1983 to provide a safe and friendly place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) people in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC to play softball, meet new people, and build on their skills. As an alternative to bars and nightlife, CAPS grew quickly and is proud to have over 400 members in our league. We continue to grow each year and we're proud to have numerous non-LGBTQ players within our membership.

Our league now provides two unique seasons of softball. Our summer season is our largest season with around 400 members and 27 teams. The summer season has two divisions - Women's and Open. The Women's Division has two levels of play, the Lessing and Ferguson divisions. The Open Division has three divisions based on skill level, B, C, and D (previously called the Georgetown, Dupont, and Capitol Hill respectively). Winners from these divisions also go on to compete on a national level at the Gay Softball World Series put on by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) and the Softball World Series put on by the Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA). Our Fall Season is a less competitive season, broken up in two groups Women's and Open, and teams are compiled by random drawing of players.

CAPS is a proud member of NAGAAA and ASANA as well as Team DC. In 2013, CAPS hosted the very successful Gay Softball World Series for NAGAAA.

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