Illinois ASA Hall of Fame
July 3, 2010 - Casey, Illinois
Casey: The Illinois ASA has opened the
doors to its new 'Hall of Fame' building located at Fairview Park
in Casey, Illinois on Saturday July 3rd with the official ribbon
cutting ceremony. Illinois State ASA Commissioner Don Brewer was
on hand along with twenty-nine Illinois ASA Hall of Fame inductees.
Also on hand were the mayor of Casey Scott Elkins and many of
the key people responsible for bringing this idea that some thought
was a pipe dream.
The festivities program outlined how this came to be. The headline
proclaimed "The Illinois ASA Softball Hall of Fame and the
history of Casey Softball Hall of Fame & Museum.'
Quoting from the program, "Casey is rich in the tradition
of amateur competition. For several years the pastime has been
a mark of excellence. Prior to 1876 there was no central place
dedicated to preserve the accomplishments and memories of the
various softball players and teams,
The Casey Hall of Honor and Museum was the brainchild of trusties
LeRoy Staley, Joe Snedeker and W.M. 'Moe' Ashley.
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