NPF Champions Take on 2008 Olympic Softball Team During “Bound 4 Being’ International Tour
October 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsASHBURN, VA – October 2007 — The 2007 NPF Champion Washington Glory will take part in the Olympic National Softball Team’s 'Bound 4 Beijing Tour,' when it makes its stop in the DC area next May in Bowie, Maryland.
The tour consists of a 40-city competitive tour to help prepare the US National Olympic Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and their chance for a 4th consecutive Gold Medal, by facing off against some of the country’s elite softball players.
The Washington Glory is scheduled to play the US Olympic Woman's Softball Team on Saturday, May 10th, at Bowie Baysox Stadium in Bowie, Maryland. The time of the game is to be announced.
"This match-up gives the softball fans in our area a really special opportunity to see the top softball athletes in the world compete against one another," said Washington Glory owner Paul Wilson. "We're very excited to help bring this caliber of softball to our local fans. It promises to be quite a game!"
Members of the 2008 Women's Olympic team include Jennie Finch, Crystl Bustos, Cat Osterman, Andrea Durran, Laura Lappin, Vicky Galindo, Natasha Watley; and the Washington Glory's own Monica Abbott and Kelly Kretschman.
Tickets are available from the American Softball Association by calling 301-805-6000.
About The Washington Glory
The Washington Glory is the DC area’s professional women’s fastpitch softball team. In its inaugural year, the Glory became the 2007 NPF Champions by sweeping the championship series after a 34-10 regular season. The team is coached by Carie Dever-Boaz and Assistant Coach Erin Goettlicher. The Glory plays its home games at the softball complex at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. More information about the team can be found online at washingtonglory.com or myspace.com/thewashingtonglory.
About National Pro Fastpitch
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names Women’s Pro Fastpitch and Women’s Pro Softball League. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the official development partner of the National Pro Fastpitch League. The partnership, which began in 2002, is part of The Commissioner's Initiative on Women and Baseball, a league-wide effort to help the MLB and its 30 major league clubs build stronger relationships with female audiences.
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