The ISSA Canada Cup going to Ajax, Ontario in June
1 May, 2017
The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) has announced the site of the 2017 ISSA Canada Cup, a senior slow-pitch softball events for teams from North and South America. The tournament will be held for the first time at the Town of Ajax, a suburb of Toronto. Ajax is located on Lake Ontario and is the home of Audley Ball Park where the tournament games will be played on June 16-18, 2017.
New teams looking to enter the Canada Cup should register their team now (no charge). All teams must be registered to later enter tournaments and be included in the tournament game scheduling module for each event. SO REGISTER WITH ISSA TODAY, just click on Register Your Team with ISSA found on the left side of the Website home page. Do it today. Then click on the tournament name to submit the Entry Form for the Canada Cup and/or other events.
New managers can contact Greg Thomas, ISSA Deputy Executive Director at 571-220-0158 if they have questions or need assistance registering and entering ISSA tournaments.
ISSA Advancing the Sport of Senior Softball: This summer the ISSA staff will be busy organizing several of the premeir events in the sport of senior softball. In June in addition to the Canada Cup, the ISSA will be conducting the 6th Smoky Mountain Senior Classic (Maryville/Knoxville, TN) and the 16th WBSC Senior World Cup (Roanoke Valley, VA). Both events have become very popular with the senior players and have waiting lists to enter. Each will have approximately 100 teams competing in the various age and skill level divisions at multiple park sites. Then in August the senior teams will be competing in the 23rd ISSA World Championships (Richmond, VA) and the Pic-O-Dixie Senior Classic (Chattanooga, TN). The Worlds moved to Richmond this year and will be using 20 fields at five parks throughout the region. The Pic-O-Dixie is new this year with over 60 teams already entered. The new seven-field Summit of Softball Complex will serve as the tournament headquarters. The ISSA partners with host communities to bring high quality tournaments to the visiting teams and the dividends are paying off. It is projected that two-thirds of the 27 ISSA turnaments this year will fill up and have to close early for entries.
The International Senior Softball Association, founded in 1994, is headquartered in Manassas, VA and is an Allied Member of USA Softball. The ISSA has become one of the Nation's leading senior softball organizations and its staff provides leadership positions nationally and internationally for the development and administration of the senior division. The ISSA Championship Series has been recognized as one of the outstanding sports series in the United States by Sports Travel Magazine and Sports Destination Management. And recently RB Thomas, Jr. was named the Outstanding Sports Event Organizer for 2014 by the National Association of Sports Commissions. For more information on the ISSA, visit www.seniorsoftball.org and/or telephone the ISSA Office at 703-368-1188.