OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America is pleased to announce that Michael Rabin of Woodinville, Wash., has been named the Seattle-Tacoma ASA Commissioner, effective Dec. 31, 2010. Rabin will replace Joe Wilson who is retiring from ASA after 16 years of service.
Rabin has been with the ASA since 2002 when he served as the Chairman for Seattle’s first ASA 18-Under Gold Sector Tournament. He has served in many different capacities for Seattle ASA including Deputy Chairman of the ASA/USA 16U “A” Girls’ National Championship, Committee member of the ASA National Umpire school and Umpire-in-Chief for the Girls’ 18U “A” Regional Tournament. Rabin also started the first local ASA Youth Umpire Program in 2008.
“I’m very excited to be taking over as Commissioner for Seattle-Tacoma. My goal is to build upon Joe Wilson’s outstanding work and to keep Seattle-Tacoma among the leading ASA associations in the country,” said Rabin.
Rabin is an umpire at heart and has been a member of Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association since 1996. He is a member of the National Indicator Fraternity and has worked four ASA National Championships. Rabin has also umpired at the collegiate level for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and the Northwest Conference.
For more information on Seattle Tacoma ASA, log on to www.seattleasa.com.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
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