2005 National Council Meeting
Oklahoma City, OK---The 74th Amateur Softball Association Annual Council Meeting begins Saturday, November 12 in Tucson, Ariz. at the J.W. Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa and wraps up on Friday, November 18. The ASA council meets annually to evaluate the needs of the association along with rule and code changes for all divisions of softball. The ASA will award over 90 National Championships and National Tournaments to cities across the U.S. while the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame Committee considers the nominations of more than 20 individuals for possible induction into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 2006.
More than 90 exhibitors from throughout the United States are expected to attend the annual ASA Trade Show, which will be held in conjunction with the 74th ASA National Council Meeting in Tucson. The Trade Show will be held in the Arizona Ballroom of the J.W. Marriott Star Pass Resort, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, and will feature exhibits from cities bidding on National Championship, equipment manufactures and softball suppliers with more than 1,000 council members, association delegates and visitors passing through.
A limited number of booths are still available for the 2005 Trade Show. Those interested in purchasing a 10 x 10 booth should contact Bill Plummer III (405) 425-3433 or e-mail him at email@example.com Booth costs range from $500 to $650. Free refreshments will be available on Saturday to all exhibitors.
On Tuesday cities across the country will make their pitch to the 300 plus ASA Council members to try and win their support to bring one of the ASA National Championships or National Tournaments to their cities.
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 88 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams and 30,000 umpires today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.