Revised General Tire World Cup of Softball schedule
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today a revised 26-game schedule of the General Tire World Cup of Softball IX to be hosted by Southern California ASA held in Irvine, Calif. July 7-13 at Bill Barber Park. The revised schedule now has seven participating countries (Canada, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, USA, and Venezuela) due to the drop of Puerto Rico who had to cancel participation
due to the economic problems facing the country. A sanctioned event by the International Softball Federation (ISF), the Japanese National team will look to defend its World Cup title as they defeated Team USA 6-3 in the championship game in 2013.
** All Times are Pacific Daylight Time
Below is a schedule of fan gate giveaways!
Monday: First 500 Fans to enter the park receive a 2014 USA Softball Women's National Team Poster!
Be there when USA Softball Alumni athletes are honored during pre-game ceremonies before the USA vs. Mexico exhibition game at 7 p.m.
Tues: First 500 Fans to enter the park receive a pair of ASA/USA Softball YOUTH Sunglasses!
Wed: First 1,000 Fans to enter the park receive a Sample SunRype Fruit Strip
Thurs: First 250 Fans to enter the park receive a PINK "Keep Calm and Play Softball" Poster
NOTE: Thursday is PINK OUT DAY! Wear Pink to support Breast Cancer Awarenes
Friday: First 300 Fans receive a koozie courtesy of General Tire.
Saturday: First 500 Fans to enter the park receive a Lanyard!
Sunday: First 300 Fans receive a Chapstick courtesy of Sports Authority!
NOTE: Gates open one hour before first scheduled game time.
For complete coverage of World Cup IX including bios, rosters, live stats, streaming and results log on to www.USASoftball.com.
Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for the sport which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of participants in the sport worldwide.
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 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://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 three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.