published Saturday, July 30th, 2011

National ASA Letter to Players, Coaches, Team Supporters and Fans

Dear Players, Coaches, Team Supporters and Fans,

Congratulations on reaching the 2011 ASA National Championships! Achieving this level of competition is a tribute to your efforts both on and off the field, we commend you for your dedication, and accomplishment to softball, the game America plays. The Amateur Softball Association represents over 210,000 teams and over three million athletes and you are in an elite company by reaching your respective division’s National Championship.

The ASA has a proud history and tradition unmatched by any softball association crowning National Champions. ASA takes great pride in being recognized as the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States by the United States Olympic Committee. In Oklahoma City, we have enshrined over 352 individuals into our National Softball Hall of Fame who were once just like you, participating in an ASA National Champion. Whether you are a player, coach, team supporter, or fan you are taking part in a true National Championship and you should take great pride for participating in this prestigious event.

The effort given by the local host cities and their staff in order to host an ASA National Championship is overwhelming. We are extremely appreciative for their time, effort, and caliber of Championships they provide each year. From concession stands to seating to hotel rooms and transportation, their ability to represent ASA is tremendous and we are so thankful. The ASA and its partner cities strive to host outstanding softball tournaments and crown National Champions in Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch, 16” Slow Pitch and Modified Pitch. Men, women, boys and girls, from ages 8 to 80, compete in over 100 National Championships annually.

In addition, our gratitude and praise extends to our National Championship Umpires who have advanced to this level based on their accomplishments and expertise on the field.

Again, congratulations on your team’s success this year and thanks to the cities and the local organizing committees for their efforts in furthering the history and tradition of the ASA National Championships. Let’s Play Ball!

Sincerely,

Andy Dooly

ASA President

Ron Radigonda

Executive Director

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