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Pride travel softball tryout – commitment day set

The Pride travel softball program will have a tryout/commitment day from 3 – 5 p.m. on September 8 at the Oswego High School varsity softball field for any girl interested in playing Pride travel softball next summer. (In case of rain, the session will be held at The YMCA Armory on West First Street).

The session will consist of skill work and a scrimmage game conducted by Ron Ahart and Mike McCrobie. All Pride coaches will be on hand to evaluate players for the 2014 season.

In 2014, Pride will attempt to field three teams based on the amount of interest: 12-under (players born after 1/1/01); 14-under (players born after 1/1/99); and 16-under (players born after 1/1/97).

The Pride is in its 18th year of competing in the Amateur Softball Association’s Junior Olympic softball program.

Pride has won numerous tournaments throughout Central New York, as well as two New York State Class B 16U championships.

“We’d like any girl who is passionate about softball to come on out to find out what Pride travel softball is all about,” said Pride organizer Mike McCrobie. “It’s important for coaches to establish a roster this fall and get a commitment for next summer, so we’re hoping for a big turnout.”

Players from throughout Central New York are welcome, as Pride Softball is not limited to just Oswego County participants.

Pride Softball is made possible through the generosity of Oswego businesses and civic organizations.

Sponsors of Pride for the 2013 season included: Burritt Motors, Byrne Dairy, R J Caruso Tax & Accounting, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 267, Warner Physical Therapy, Oswego Firefighters Benevolent Assn., Wayne Drugs, Oswego Quality Carpets, Burke’s Home Center, PathFinder Bank, Sheriff’s Silver Star Assn., Oswego Elks Lodge #271, Giovanni Foods, Canale’s, Subway of Oswego, Wallace Insurance & Financial Services, Oswego County FCU, Compass Federal Credit Union, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 73, CNY & NNY Building & Construction Trades Council, Hanes Supply, Klein Steel, Oswego Classroom Teachers’ Assn., International Union of Operating Engineers, Sheet Metal Workers Local 58, Millwright’s Local 112, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 112, Century 21 Galloway Real Estate, Ed & Lynda Sereno, Broadwell Hospitality Group, Empower FCU,  Deborah Samson.

For more information about Pride Softball, contact McCrobie at 343-8749 or by e-mail at [email protected]