‘Aiming for Athens’ rolls on!
Normal, IL – After a five day break from the road, USA Softball’s ‘Aiming for Athens’ tour resumed in St. Louis on Monday with a standing room only crowd of over 3,000. The U.S. collected its 41st win with a 6-0 victory over the St. Louis All-Stars. While in St. Louis, a few of the players spent time at Busch Stadium with NBC’s Bob Costas, where they taped an interview that will air during the Olympic Games next month.
With nearly every one of the remaining tour stops sold out, the tour continues in Normal, IL tonight before moving to South Bend, IN on Friday.
“The response to this tour has been overwhelming,” said USA Softball’s Jennie Finch. “You get really pumped up when you step off the bus and see all the fans that are at the games two hours before it starts.”
The remainder of the ‘Aiming for Athens’ tour schedule is listed below:
June 30 – Normal, IL (over 4,000 tickets sold)
July 2 – South Bend, IN (SOLD OUT)
July 4 – Midland, MI (SOLD OUT)
July 6 – Houston, TX (SOLD OUT)
July 8 – Killeen, TX
July 10 – Ft. Worth, TX
July 13 – Oklahoma City, OK
July 15 – Stevens Point, WI
July 17 – Stratford, CT
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 91 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams and 40,000 umpires today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive.