USA SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES TWO ADDITIONS
TO NATIONAL OFFICE STAFF
“Growing up in close proximity to Oklahoma City, I would always attend USA Softball events with my family. Whether it was watching Jennie Finch and Team USA or Men’s Slow Pitch, it is a dream come true to be able to call a childhood destination my new place of employment. I am excited to work for USA Softball and continue to grow the game that I love.”
National Teams Manager
“After watching the game of softball while growing up and playing the sport throughout college, I know how amazing this organization is. I am so fortunate to be able to work with such talented individuals at USA Softball, not only on the field, but with those who work to keep this organization going on a daily basis as well.”
USA SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP TO INITIATE KNOW YOUR ROLE™ CAMPAIGN
USA Softball recently announced a partnership agreement with The Southern Oregon Sports Commission and Travel Medford in effort of initiating Know Your Role™, a national marketing campaign aimed at educating athletes, coaches, umpires and fans of appropriate behavior toward sports officials READ MORE
“Partnering with Know Your Role is another step in USA Softball’s commitment to the growth and development of grassroots softball. As the National Governing Body of Softball in the U.S., we are dedicated to providing the softball community with educational tools and content that ensures an enjoyable and safe environment. This partnership with Know Your Role will allow coaches, umpires, athletes and fans to gain a better understanding of what their roles are in the sport, which will benefit the overall experience for everyone involved.”
USA Softball Chief Executive Officer, Craig Cress
CHICKEN N PICKLE SPONSORS 2022 MEN’S CLASS A&B SLOW PITCH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Serving as a Sponsor for two top USA Softball Men’s Slow Pitch events as a part of a non-exclusive partnership agreement with USA Softball, Chicken N Pickle OKC hosted team check-in while welcoming players and coaches to Oklahoma City before taking the field over Labor Day Weekend.
What Chicken N Pickle has to offer:
Restaurant & multiple bars
10 indoor and outdoor pickleball courts
Bocce ball, shuffleboard courts & an outdoor game yard
Indoor game room with ping pong and TV screens
SPECIAL OLYMPICS OKLAHOMA TEAM, FIGHTING PEACOCKS, WIN GOLD MEDAL AT 2022 USA GAMES
Part-time USA Softball National Office staff member and SOOK athlete, Logan Doughty, sat down for an interview with the Fighting Peacocks to get to know the team and hear about their gold medal experience.
Recently crowned as the 2022 USA Games Champion in the sport of softball, the Fighting Peacocks of Special Olympics Oklahoma (SOOK) recorded a 5-0 record through the tournament to earn its second gold medal finish in five years.
“Special Olympics is amazing, and it teaches you so much – patience, love, and understanding. I absolutely love seeing them achieve what they’ve worked so hard for by getting the gold and walking across the stage. It’s an overwhelming feeling every time and I’m always so proud of them.”
Alicia Jory, Head Coach for the Fighting Peacocks and head coach and 2018 Oklahoma Special Olympics Coach of the Year
“They’re from my state and that is so cool. They did a really good job playing and I’m super proud of them. Talking to them made me want to go be a part of the Fighting Peacocks!”
NATIONAL SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2022 SET TO BE HONORED AT USA SOFTBALL ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING
USA Softball will honor the National Softball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 in Shreveport, La. this November as they will be recognized for their accomplishments, history-making moments and milestones that helped shaped the sport of softball. The group of eleven inductees includes Slow Pitch legends Rusty Bumgardner, Christan Dowling and Brett Helmer, Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch greats George Nokes, Jeff Peck, Debbie Doom and Cat Osterman, dedicated USA Softball umpire Jeff Hansen, longtime USA Softball coach Steve Shortland, and committed USA Softball supporters Mike De Leo and Al Savala.
The esteemed group will be officially enshrined in the National Softball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Louisiana. The 41st annual National Softball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will kick off with a happy hour reception at 5 p.m. CT followed by dinner and the program. For those not able to attend, the ceremony will be live streamed on USASoftball.com.
THE 91ST USA SOFTBALL ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING
Each year, USA Softball conducts an Annual Council Meeting where members from across the country come together for a week of meetings to evaluate the needs of the organization, award National Championship hosts and discuss proposed rule and code changes for all divisions of USA Softball.