Oklahoma City, OK---The premier female fast pitch events along with the inaugural Coed Class B Slow Pitch will held this week as six ASA National Champions will be crowned in the following classifications of play:
Girls Gold Fast Pitch
Women’s Major Fast Pitch
Women’s Class A Fast Pitch
Women’s Class B Fast Pitch
Women’s Class C Fast Pitch
Coed Class B Slow Pitch
”Teams have worked extremely hard all summer long trying to earn a berth into an ASA national event and each one of them should be congratulated regardless of how they fare this weekend”, said Ron Radigonda, ASA’s Executive Director. “Just being able to say they competed in an ASA national event is quite an honor and one they won’t forget for the rest of their life.”
As the National Governing Body (NGB) of the sport, the ASA conducts the only true National Championship events in the sport of softball according to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act first instituted by Congress in 1978. The ASA, along with friends at other NGB’s such as the USGA (United States Golf Association), USTA (Unites States Tennis Association), and USA Swimming conduct multi-tiered events each season ending in the crowning of the country’s only recognized National Champion.
Fans can follow their teams at most of the ASA national events by logging on to www.asasoftball.com, find your tournament and click on the city. If the tournament is hosting a website the city will have a hyperlink.
Complete results of all ASA National Championship Finals and ASA National Tournaments will be posted on the ASA website as soon as they are received in the national office.
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 91 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams and 40,000 umpires today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com.
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