Press Release: Wilfrid Laurier Host National Championships!

October 7, 2009

Kitchener, ON

On behalf of the Host Committee, I am please to both present to you and invite you to the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitchtournament being hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University this weekend (Oct10-12) at the Peter Hallman Ballyards in Kitchener, Ont.

This is just the second National Championship for women's fastpitch at the intercollegiate level and it remains an independent sport (currently no OUA/CISstatus), making this tournament a self-funded event. We are however thrilled to have the support from Softball Canada, Softball Ontario, and PWSA-Ontario who have all given this Canadian Championship a greatdeal of support.

The tournament will feature 9 teams all competing for the title of '09 Canadian Champions. This list includes the defending champions from University of Saskatchewan, U of Ottawa, McMaster University, St.Claire College, U of Calgary, Durham College, U of Regina, U of Western Ontario, and the defending silver medalists and your host from Wilfrid Laurier University. The Laurier Club is currently off to a 12-0 start in the Ontario regular season.

I encourage you all to come out and
lets set a Fastpitch attendance record as we show our support for CanadianCollege and University Fastpitch/Softball to become a recognized sport.All tournament information can be found at www.oiwfa.org and you cankeep posted all weekend through this site as well as www.softball.ca

Don't miss one bit of the action. Games will start Saturday morning and the gold medal game will be Monday at 1:30. Host Laurierwill be playing arch rival UWO and possible game of the tournament onSaturday morning at 10:45 followed by a match with St. Claire at 12:30and then finish round robin vs U of Calgary on Sunday at 10:45 followedby the playoff round. I hope to see you all at Peter Hallman thisupcoming weekend.
Remember, let's Back Softball!

Yours in softball,
Matt Allen

Wilfrid Laurier University Women's Softball Assistant Coach-
Home of the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Championships
October 9-12 @ Peter Hallman in KW
2007 Ontario Champions
2008 Ontario Bronze
2008 Canadian National Silver
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