PRESS RELEASE - SPORTS
25TH ANNIVERSARY NSA DECKER EARLY BIRD SOFTBALL
CLASSIC MAY 20-21 IN KANKAKEE
The 25th ANNUAL NSA Mens DECKER EARLY BIRD SOFTBALL CLASSIC
will be held on MAY 20-21 at the National City River Road Park Softball
Complex in Kankakee, Illinois.
This years Early Bird tournament features four mens
divisions! Classes B, C and D are World Series Qualifiers The E
Division is a Super World Series Qualifier.
Plenty of prizes and awards will highlight the silver anniversary
of the one of the best slow-pitch mens softball tournaments
in the Midwest!
Tournament awards include over $6,000 in awards and travel money,
Super World, World, regional and state berths! Class champions will
receive official NSA champion pullovers!
Each game will have two stars of the game, one from each team who
will receive a special prize for their selection.
Huge trophies for top three teams in each class! MVP plaques and
all-tournament awards will be given out to each classification.
The Early Bird Classic started in 1981 in St Anne, Illinois with
four teams, moving in 1982 to River Road Park and has been there
Elite teams from all over the Midwest have participated in the
Early Bird Classic as it grew larger, adding more divisions and
more teams one division grew to 18 teams, 2 divisions netted
36 teams, 3 divisions improved to 46 teams and 4 divisions attracted
Some of the loyal sponsors in the past have included: Strohs
Coors, Old Style, Special Export Light, Performance Sports, Tanel,
DeBeer, Superior Silkscreen, Midwest Sports & Awards, Trace,
Coca Cola and Weber Printing!
This years sponsors include: Decker Sports, Pepsi America,
Weber Printing, Illinois NSA and Maximum Performance Inc.
Team registrations are being accepted now. Entry fees are Class
B - $275, Class C $250, class D - $225 and Class E Super NIT is
$275. Entry Fees include two umpires per game and all Decker 44
cor optic leather yellow softballs!
Entry Deadline is Wednesday, May 10thth. Tournament will be filled
on a first payment, first serve basis. Credit card processing is
available on website.
More information is available at www.illinoisnsa.com, Interested
teams can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 815-932-4536.
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