ASHBURN, VA The 2007 NPF Champion Washington Glory were recently honored with a ceremonial resolution proclaiming a Washington Glory Recognition Resolution of 2007 in the District of Columbia at the seventeenth legislative meeting at the John A. Wilson Building.
Spearheaded by D.C. Council member Harry Tommy Thomas, the resolution applauds the Washington Glory for their championship inaugural year that includes cinching first place in the regular season with a .773 winning percentage, winning the national championship Cowles Cup, contributing Majestic Athletic Player of the Year Amber Jackson, pitcher of the year Desiree Serrano, Diamond Sports Coach of the Year Carie Dever-Boaz and, five players to the 2007 All-Star NPF team.
We are so proud of the Washington Glorys impressive inaugural season and all their accomplishments, said Council member Harry Tommy Thomas. Were excited about the strong mentorship and leadership that they are providing the youth of the District of Columbia through their Champions for Children foundation. Their champion level season provides our youth the worthwhile dream of striving for excellence -- and more importantly the Washington Glory is focusing their off-season efforts to improve the lives of our communitys children through Champions for Children.
Its absolutely wonderful to receive this recognition from the District of Columbia. Every member of the Washington Glory organization worked incredibly hard all season. It means a great deal to us for the Council members of the District of Columbia to honor us in this very special way, said Paul Wilson, Washington Glory owner and general manager.
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.
About The Washington Glory
The Washington Glory is the DC areas professional womens 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 www.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 Womens Pro Fastpitch and Womens Pro Softball League.