MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Southern California ASA Commissioner Phil Gutierrez is the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America President-elect, the association announced today at the 80th Annual Council Meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The association also announced the locations for 2013 ASA National Championship tournaments including the ASA/USA Softball Fast Pitch National Championships and adult slow pitch tournaments.
Gutierrez is the Southern California ASA Commissioner. In November 2013, he will take the reins from Mississippi ASA Commissioner E.T. Colvin, who will begin his two year term as ASA President on Thursday. Andy Dooley, Piedmont ASA Commissioner, is in the last days of the term he began in November 2009.
The 2013 ASA/USA Softball Girls' GOLD 18-Under Fast Pitch National Championship will be played in Clearwater, Fla. The other ASA/USA Softball sites include the 18U in Sterling, Va., 16U in Sunnyvale, Calif., 14U in Normal, Ill., 12U in Chattanooga, Tenn., and 10U in Bowling Green, Ky. For the Girls' 10-Under, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U Junior Olympic (JO) slow pitch tournaments, North Mankato, Minn., will host.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of only two women's sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed five World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com.
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