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News in Salem

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Parks & Rec Announces Rescheduled Events Starting July 4

Virginia’s Championship City is back in business!

Salem is both proud and relieved to announce that three major events, that were originally slated to take place this summer in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, have been rescheduled. The NSA Girls Class “A” & “B” Fast Pitch World Series, USA Softball 14U Fast Pitch National Championship and the WBSC/ISF Senior World Cup Adult Slow Pitch National will return in late summer or early fall.  

Salem, Roanoke County, Roanoke City and Botetourt County worked with Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau to create a safe and secure timetable for the coaches, athletes, and their families to step back on our diamonds. The goal was to not only get folks back on our playing fields, but also give them the confidence to return to our hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments.  

The USA Softball 14U National tournament will now be played August 6-9. In addition, two other tournaments have been awarded to the area for those same dates due to COVID-19 uncertainty at their original host sites. The USA 16U Eastern National Class “A” Fast Pitch Tournament, originally scheduled for play in Pennsylvania, and the USA 18U Eastern National Class “A” Fast Pitch Tournament, originally set for Loudoun County, will now be played in conjunction with the USA 14U national event in August.

The WBSC/ISF Senior Tournament will be played October 23-25 and between that event and the three USA Softball events, the region’s hotels and motels will realize an excess of 7,000 room night bookings during their duration.  

“This will be a huge boost to the local hotel properties in our area whose occupancy numbers have taken a negative hit since the onset of COVID-19,” says John Shaner, Salem Parks and Recreation Director. “We are very thankful to have the support of our city leaders and a tremendous amount of regional cooperation to bring these events back to Virginia’s Blue Ridge and give the economy a boost this year.”
The transition of dates also means the region will host the NSA World Series in 2021.

Travel Baseball & Softball Tournaments in Virginia’s Blue Ridge starting July 4, 2020

 

July 2020

 

 

4-5

USA Girls 16U & 18U Fast Pitch Tournament

MSC, CC

11-12

NSA State Youth Fast Pitch Tournament

MSC

17-19

USSSA Youth Baseball Tournament

MSC & Kiwanis

25-26

USA Softball Adult Slow Pitch Tournament

MSC

August 2020

 

 

1-2

NSA Slow Pitch Bronze/Silver/Gold States

MSC, BSC

6-9

USA Girls FP 14U,16U, 18U National Championship

MSC, BSC, Burton

15-16

NSA Girls Fast Pitch Fall Opener

Wasena, Huff, CC

15-16

Freedom Sports VA Slow Pitch State Tournament

MSC, BSC

22-23

USSSA Baseball Back to School Brawl

MSC, BSC, Burton, Kiwanis, Maher

22-23

USSSA Slow Pitch

Wasena, Huff

29-30

Church of God Slow Pitch Tournament

MSC, BSC, Burton, Oakey’s, CCE, Wasena, Huff

29-30

USSSA Baseball Tournament

Kiwanis (Pending)

September 2020

   

4-6

Men’s D & E Eastern National Slow Pitch

MSC, BSC, Burton

5-6

USSSA Baseball SWVA Elite Fall Classic

Burton (Pending), Kiwanis(pending)

12-13

USA Heartland College Showcase Tournament

MSC, BSC

12-13

NSA Slow Pitch Win Your Way to Supers

Wasena, Huff

19-20

USSSA Baseball Fall State

Burton, Kiwanis (pending), Maher

19-20

USA Help Save the Next Girl Benefit

MSC, BSC, GF, CC

26-27

NSA Girl’s Fast Pitch Fall Championship

Burton, CC, Oakey’s

     

October 2020

   

3-4

Freedom Sports World’s Coed SP Championship

MSC

3-4

USSSA Battle of the Rings

BSC, Burton, Kiwanis, Maher

3-4

NSA Fast Pitch Brawl in the Valley

Wasena, Huff

10-11

USA Girl’s Roanoke Valley Invitational Tournament

BSC, MSC

10-11

USSSA Slow Pitch Tournament

Burton, Wasena, Huff

17-18

Got Game – Paint It Pink Breast Cancer Awareness

BSC, MSC

24-25

Freedom Sports Slow Pitch Fall States

Wasena, Huff

24-25

WBSC Senior World Cup Adult Slow Pitch

All Fields

31

NSA Slow Pitch Halloween Havoc

Burton

     

 

 

 

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