March2011

Softball Ontario announces the first SAFE Star Rated Softball Associations

March 7, 2011

Toronto, ON


Softball Ontario announces the first SAFE Star Rated Softball Associations
TORONTO, ONTARIO – Softball Ontario is pleased to announce the first five (5) Softball Associations to become SAFE (Softball Association Fundamental Excellence) Star Rated Softball Associations!  Announced at the 2011 Get In The Game Symposium on Saturday February 26, 2011, the five Softball Associations were recognized for their work towards creating a quality organization for the children within their communities.

The five (5) SAFE Star Rated Softball Associations include:
          star_bullet.jpg Topham Park Minor Softball League
          star_bullet.jpg Newmarket Minor Softball Association
          star_bullet.jpgstar_bullet.jpg Pickering Softball Association
          star_bullet.jpgstar_bullet.jpg Port Perry & District Minor Softball Association
          star_bullet.jpgstar_bullet.jpg Orleans Amateur Fastball Association
“Congratulations to our new SAFE Star Rated Softball Associations!” said Rory Quigley, Softball Ontario’s Participation Program Chairman, “Each of these Softball Associations can be proud of the efforts they have put into creating quality softball programs in their communities.”
Softball Ontario acknowledges SAFE Star Rated Softball Associations for their efforts in the four (4) Pillars of Excellence that make up the SAFE Star Program: Organizational Development, Volunteer Development, Long Term Player Development and Softball Ontario Participation.  By achieving Softball Ontario’s standards in all four Pillars of Excellence, the Association’s commitment to ensuring a quality softball program within their community shines through.
Each Softball Association completed the nine steps outlined in the SAFE Start Application Form, including providing supporting documentation to outline the policies, procedures and programs that they have implemented to achieve their rating.
Details of each Softball Association’s SAFE Star Rating are available online at www.softballontario.ca and www.playsoftball.ca.  If you would like to find out more information about the SAFE Star Ratings Program, or if you have any questions please contact Lisa Crompton at lcrompton@softballontario.ca or call 416-426-7150.

Softball Ontario is the governing body for the sport of softball in Ontario.  Our goal is to promote and develop the sport of softball for its athletes, officials and volunteers by providing programs and services at all levels of competitions.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.  Their mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.
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