OKLAHOMA CITY — General admission tickets, as well as regular stadium seating tickets, are now available for the 2014 World Cup of Softball IX, which will be held July 7-13 in Irvine, Calif. the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. Slated to be played at Bill Barber Park (Deanna Manning Stadium) in conjunction with the Champions Cup, a Southern California ASA showcase, the World Cup, an International Softball Federation (ISF) sanctioned event, will include some of the top teams in the world including Team USA, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chinese Taipei and Venezuela.
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"We're excited to bring this great event to the west coast," said ASA/USA Executive Director Craig Cress. "The enthusiasm and support that we've received from the Southern California ASA shows the dedication they have to continuing the legacy of the World Cup. We can't wait for athletes, coaches and fans to experience the world of international softball as the teams prepare for the ISF Women's World Championships in Haarlem, Netherlands in August."
The complete World Cup of Softball game schedule, including special promotions and autograph sessions will be announced at a later date. Visit www.socalasa.org for more information or email WorldCupIX@aol.com with any questions.
Twenty-four athletes received an invitation to try out for the Women's National Team, which will compete in a series of exhibitions in Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia before taking on their first international opponents at the World Cup. Following the World Cup, Team USA will travel internationally to compete in the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship July 14-21 in Surrey, B.C., Canada, Italian Softball Week August 6-10 in Azzano, Italy and the ISF Women’s World Championship in Haarlem, Netherlands August 12-24 where they’ll look to improve on a silver medal finish from the previous World Championship. Click here to see the 24 athletes who have received an invitation to try out for the Women’s National Team.
For updates on the USA Softball Women’s National Team and events throughout the 2014 season visit 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 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 five World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.