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Senior Softball Western National Championships Swings into Placer Valley

2 Aug, 2016


113 Teams to Compete at Foskett and Maidu Parks

Senior Softball is heating up Placer Valley August 2-7 when the 16th Annual Western National Championships swings into Foskett Regional Park in Lincoln and Maidu Regional Park in Roseville. Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) and Senior Softball-USA (SSUSA) are thrilled to be teaming up again to bring this week-long event to our region. 

"SSUSA is excited to return to Placer County for the Western Nationals as this is one of the premier events in the sport," stated Fran Dowell, SSUSA Executive Director.  "We deeply appreciate our partners in this signature event - Placer Valley Tourism." 

The tournament will be utilizing a five game minimum format with a round robin style into a double elimination for the 11 different divisions participating. There will be 113 teams from California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Texas and even British Columbia, Canada competing, all hoping to earn a coveted spot at the World Masters Championship in Las Vegas on Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.  

Although several states will be represented at this Western Nationals it has a long history for the battle between Northern California and Southern California to see which region can claim victory as the state champion explained Dowell.  

Don't let the senior in senior softball fool you, these athletes come to play and play hard.  The competition will be fierce and fun to watch! Foskett Regional Park is located at 1911 Finney Way in Lincoln and Maidu Regional Park is located at 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville. 

Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is made up for the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, California. PVT recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers and other services as needed. To learn more about how PVT can help bring your event here, visit www.playplacer.com or call 916-773-5400.

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