The USSSA Pride’s Ashley Charters ventured out to the local USSSA tournament to promote the National Pro Fastpitch and the USSSA Pride. One of the sites for the 11U teams took place at Okeechobee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida. Despite the weather bringing some unexpected showers early in the morning the moral was not lost. Charters was on hand to meet a number of the teams in the tournament before and in between games. One of the teams Charters met with was the newly developed Junior Pride team, which bears the same uniforms as the professional USSSA Pride.
Many of the teams that showed up to the USSSA sanctioned tournament were excited to learn that one of the USSSA Pride’s series will be played a few hours away at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera Beach, Florida on July 14th. Overall the appearance was a great success in spreading the word of the NPF and gaining some home support for the USSSA Pride.
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!