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“Stand Beside Her” tour adds Gainesville stop for a solo contest against Florida

January 10, 2020

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“Stand Beside Her” tour adds Gainesville stop for a solo contest against Florida

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January 10, 2020
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OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball is proud to announce the addition of Gainesville, Fla. as a stop on the “Stand Beside Her” tour. Featuring the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT), Team USA will face off against the University of Florida on February 11, as Gator alums Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla.), Aubree Munro (Brea, Calif.) and Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan.) will return to their alma mater for the first time since graduating from the program after storied careers.
 
"It will be such an honor to go back and play at the University of Florida,” said Moultrie, a 2012 Florida graduate. “I'm excited to experience my UF family and my USA family both at the same time. There are so many great people in Gainesville that have impacted my life and I can't wait to see everyone at the tour stop!"
 
“I’m so excited to come home to play in front of Gator Nation in the new stadium,” Munro, a 2016 Florida graduate, added. “I’m so grateful for the support from my Gator family over the years, playing at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium will feel like coming home. I can’t wait!”
 
“My excitement to play back at the best University in the country is unreal,” said Stewart, also a 2016 Florida grad. “I never thought I would be back to play in the brand-new stadium. What an honor and privilege it is to be able to be back in my favorite stadium in college softball playing for my country. I also get to play against one of the best coaches in the world who helped shape me into the player and woman I am today. It’ll be fun to play against Coach Walton, someone who knows all my strengths and weaknesses. I can’t wait.”
 
The U.S. will square off against the Gators in a 6 p.m. ET solo contest at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium (2880 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Fla., 32608). Tickets for the game will go on sale January 15 and can be purchased at FloridaGators.com. General admission tickets start at $5 for berm/plaza seating with left field line seating for $15, dugout seating for $20 and home plate seats for $30.
 
“I’m excited to welcome Team USA and former Gator Greats Michelle Moultrie, Aubree Munro, and Kelsey Stewart to Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium,” said Florida Head Coach, Tim Walton. “Michelle, Aubree and Kelsey have given so much to our program throughout the years as players and have worked so hard for this opportunity to represent Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. I can’t think of a better way to send them off than to give them the chance to play in front of Gator Nation here on this field at KSP Stadium one more time. Also, we’re honored to have the opportunity to compete against Team USA and help them prepare for their quest for another Olympic Gold Medal.”
 
With the return of softball to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games program, the “Stand Beside Her” tour provides much-needed training and competition for the 2020 WNT in their preparation for the Olympic Games while also giving fans a chance to watch the Red, White and Blue in person. Olympic competition will start July 22, 2020 with the Gold Medal Game being played on July 28.
 
The “Stand Beside Her” tour evokes a powerful message of unity aimed to inspire communities to stand beside HER – the members of the WNT, America and the future generation of female athletes.
 
Additional stops for the “Stand Beside Her” tour will be announced at a later date. For more information on the “Stand Beside Her” tour, please visit StandBesideHerTour.com.

About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USAS is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

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