ASA/USA Annual Meeting concludes with awarding of 2016 Championship Sites

November 16, 2014

Oklahoma City, OK

ASA/USA Annual Meeting concludes with awarding of 2016 Championship Sites


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball concluded the 83rd Annual Meeting in Reno/Sparks, Nev. today after week of evaluating proposed rule and code changes for all divisions of ASA/USA Softball.  ASA/USA Softball also announced today its sites for the 2016 Championship season as well as the National Softball Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  In addition, the ASA/USA Softball Council voted unanimously to add two affiliate memberships to the following two organizations: NAGAAA (North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance) and Batters Up USA.


"Congratulations to all the cities selected to host a 2016 ASA/USA National Championship," said ASA/USA Director of Championships Chris Sebren.  "ASA/USA Softball has a long and storied history of hosting quality softball National Championships and we know these cities will live up to that legacy."


To see a complete list of 2016 ASA/USA National Championships, please click here


The National Softball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 was also announced.  The following will be inducted at the 84th Annual Council Meeting in Louisville, Ky.:


Charles Moss (Lanexa, Va.) - Meritorious Service

Sue Enquist (San Clemente, Calif.) - Meritorious Service

Steve Padilla (Manteca, Calif.) - Fast Pitch Player

Mike White (Eugene, Ore..) - Fast Pitch Player

John Davide (Centereach, N.Y.) - Slow Pitch Player

*Bonnie Anderson (Sherwood, Ore.) - Umpire

Mark Ingrao (Falls Church, Va.) - Umpire

Andy Dooley (Thaxton, Va.) - Commissioner



Tony Laws of North Carolina ASA was reelected to be the Southern Territory Vice President for a seat on the ASA/USA Softball Board of Directors and Joe Patterson of Nebraska ASA will continue his seat on the Board of Directors as the Northern Territory Vice President. In the Eastern Territory, new to the board was the election of Dave Persing of Pennsylvania ASA and the Western Territory elected Bill Parks of Idaho ASA as its representative. 



Bill Robison of the ASA of PA  was elected as the Central Atlantic Regional Director


Tom Schadt, ASA of PA Senior/Masters Commissioner, passed away recently. Funeral services were held today, Saturday, November 15, 2015. Please remember Tom  in your most sincere prayers. Tom loved the ASA game and will be sadly missed 


T he ASA of PA will hold its Board Of Directors and District Commissioners meetings on December 6 - 7 .the 2015 State Tournament Dates and sites will be finalized and announced at this time. 

The 2015 ASA/USA national council meeting will be held October 30 - November 5 at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky.  The 2016 meeting will be held in Shreveport, La. and in 2017 the ASA/USA membership and guests will head to Greensboro, N.C.


About ASA 
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. For more information on the ASA, visit

About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed seven World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit



Julie Bartel

ASA/USA Softball

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Oklahoma  City, OK 73111


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