Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Greenville Girls Softball Preparing For 44th Season

The Greenville Girls Softball Association is preparing for their 44th season of softball in Greenville. The community based organization was established in 1972 and now offers slow pitch and fast pitch softball to all Darke County girls ages 4-19 years of age. In 2015 over 650 young ladies took part in summer leagues and the annual GGSA Fall Fast Pitch League in September. Stebbins Field hosts many other events during the season with Lady Wave Stadium and Stebbins Field playing host to the Lady Wave Softball High School and Jr High teams each spring as well as all-star and travel/select tournaments, church and adult coed leagues, the annual youth fall fast pitch league, and adult and youth charity tournaments.

Registration for the 2016 season is underway. Applications have been released through Greenville City Schools, local pre-schools, St. Mary's School, and Decolores Montessori School. Leagues included during the summer season are Slow Pitch, T-Ball League (ages 4-6), Munchkin League (7-8), Minor League (9-11), Junior League (12-14), and Senior League (15-19).

Fast Pitch leagues are separated by grade and include 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, and 7th/8th Grade leagues. GGSA is associated with the Cross County Fast Pitch League which is a recreational travel league which includes teams in Darke, Miami, Preble, and Montgomery counties. The league is a rec based instructional league and includes players of all skill sets. Fast Pitch is offered to all Greenville girls and also girls outside of the Greenville School District who must be within a school district adjoining the Greenville district who are not offered to play in the Cross County Fast Pitch League that Greenville is currently a part of.

Players may play slow-pitch and fast pitch if desired with no extra cost or fundraising. All leagues end the season with a league tournament except T-Ball who ends the season with the annual T-Ball Fun Day when all t-ball players are invited to take part in skills contests and all participants receive a season ending participation award.

GGSA Sign-Up Days at Stebbins Field are scheduled for March 5th, 12th, and 19th from Noon-2:30 each Saturday. Applications will be available and officers will be on duty to answer any questions.

Go to www.ggsaonline.com for registration, event/tournament, and contact information. Follow Greenville Girls Softball Association on Facebook to keep up with all the happenings at Stebbins Field all season long and for rain delay and cancellation information.

The Greenville Girls Softball Association is a 501(3)(C) Non-Profit Charitable Organization. Individuals or business' wishing to contribute to this organization may contact any officer or trustee. Contribution and advertisement opportunities include, team sponsorship, sign sponsor, improvement donation, general donation, volunteerism, labor volunteerism, and trust and grants. Contact information is available on their website or the organization may be contacted by mail at The Greenville Girls Softball Assocation, P.O. Box 1141, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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