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Discussion: New Senior League in Hickory NC

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Jan. 16, 2018
Fast Old Man
Men's 60
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New Senior League in Hickory NC
Here is a great new opportunity for teams in NC, Northern SC, Southern VA, and East Tennessee.

I would like to encourage you to consider the Hickory Senior Softball League, being formed by Hickory Parks and Rec. Dept.. Hickory has 3 beautiful fields located at Stamford Park right in the better part of Hickory near the Armory, and very easy to get to via I-40, US 321, or I 77 from north, south, east, or west. The fields are well maintained, and have lush green grass in the outfield, that is watered regularly. These fields are equal to the better tournament fields that you might play on. This league was formed not to be in competition with the other senior league in our area, CSSL, or major tournaments around the country. Dates will be scheduled off these dates. It was designed to give seniors another option to play softball on free weekends. It is a 55 up league. The cost is $800 for 8 Saturdays, 3 games per Saturday, beginning in April. Games start at 10 AM and the last games begin at 2 PM, so no long days. There is another great benefit. These fields are 300 ft, and Hickory plans to allow senior bats, so this totally negates illegal shaved bats. No hitter will have an advantage, plus nets will be used to protect pitchers. Most of you know Bud Whitener, and know of his knowledge and skill at senior softball. His knowledge and input was utilized by the Hickory Rec. team to put this together. It was done by a very good softball player for the benefit of other senior softball players! This league is a real opportunity for seniors, and we should support the Hickory Rec. Dept.! Hickory wants 8 senior teams to begin this league. Please call immediately because the 8 spots go to the first 8 teams. Gary Long is the contact at Hickory Rec.. Call him for all the details. His contact information is:

Gary Long
Senior Recreation Programmer
Hickory Parks and Recreation Department
1451 8th Street Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828-261-2252 Fax 828-323-1042

I am sure Gary is willing to have a meeting of coaches, or maybe even do a webinar so that all can ask questions and have input without driving anywhere. I know it is cold, and we are not playing ball, but all of this has to be put together now to make it happen. Donít miss out on this opportunity. Thanks for your consideration!

C.T. Mays
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