Chattanooga Secures Youth Softball National Championships

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Following a strenuous bidding and voting process on Nov. 14 that consisted of four rounds, Chattanooga was voted 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.

Chattanooga competed for the 2015 National Championship against Des Moines, IA, Montgomery, AL, Normal, IL, Sioux Falls, SD, Spartanburg, SC and Tupelo, MS.

"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."

Tim Morgan, President of the Chattanooga Sports Committee stated, “This Championship is projected to bring close to 145 travel teams to Chattanooga for a week, producing an estimated economic impact to exceed $2,000,000. The summer of 2015 is looking to be even better than the successful summer we had this year. We are honored to be a part of the team that worked extremely hard to bring this event to the region.”

 


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