Chattanooga has been selected as the host community for the 2015 Amateur Softball Association/USA 16U National Championship.
The Team Chattanooga who presented the bid to three hundred voting delegates at the ASA/USA Softball Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK included representatives from the Chattanooga Amateur Softball Association, Chattanooga Sports Committee, Chattanooga Youth & Family Development and Chattanooga Choo Choo.
"Chattanooga is lucky to have a team that works well together and cares about bringing softball events to the city. Our community can make it happen from winning the bid to hosting the event," said Kim Swafford, Executive Director of Chattanooga ASA.
Also in the running were Des Moines, Iowa; Montgomery, Ala.; Sioux Falls, S.D., Spartanburg, S.C., and Tupelo, Miss.
"We've got a great group of cities selected to host our 2015 ASA/USA Softball National Championships," said Chris Sebren, director of championships at ASA/USA Softball. "We look forward to having the best of the best play in both our youth and adult divisions for the right to call themselves a true National Champion."
Some 145 travel teams are set to take part.
The estimated economic impact is more than $2,000,000.