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June 14, 2009

Family Y has fastest growing slow-pitch program



As with the Terre Haute Church League, the Brazil YMCA is an Amateur Softball Association affiliated league.

The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation program presently has 15 teams participating in its adult program. The Parks and Recreation program offers men’s league play on Tuesday nights and co-ed play on Monday nights. The cost to participate is $410 per team for a 15-game regular season schedule. There is a $50 refundable forfeit fee in addition to the league fees.

The Terre Haute Park and Recreation program is an ASA program and utilizes ASA certified umpires.

The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation leagues seem to be suffering from a decline in participation. I would enjoy hearing from local softball enthusiast what they think the problem is with the program.

Before hearing your comments, I would like to offer some of my own. The problem isn’t the facility, which is the best facility in a multi-county area, nor is it a lack of support from the Parks and Recreation front office. Eddie Bird, head of the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department, is a former teammate of mine and a strong supporter of the local adult program. In addition, the program is blessed with strong on-site supervision in the person of Chris Patterson, a very knowledgeable softballer.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts concerning the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation program.

Congratulations to the local Ivy Tech No. 2 team for capturing their second consecutive Ivy Tech co-ed state title. The Ivy Tech tourney, hosted by the Indy Sports Park facility, witnessed seven teams competing for the statewide title.

The Terre Haute campus team moved through the tourney without a loss. Team members included Jared Lumsdon, Jim Brinson, Jessica Fervida, Jessica Medley, Katie Patton, Jordan Lambert, Mark Pate, Jontae Carter, Shannon Perkins, Becky Painter and Evan Moore. Also assisting was Nina Storey, the Ivy Tech student life director.

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