DENVER – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced today that the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites OKC North in Oklahoma City, Okla. has been chosen as the official hotel for the 2004 NPF All-Star Game in July.
“We are extremely excited about the partnership with the Holiday Inn for our All-Star Game,” NPF President/CEO Richard A. Levine said. “Oklahoma City has been committed to the sport of fastpitch and the support we are receiving from the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites is a great example of this.”
Built in 1984, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites OKC North went through a complete, $7 million renovation in April of 2001. The remodeled storefront look on all the guestrooms lend to the unique character and ambiance of the building. The standard king and double/double rooms are oversized, while the two-room Executive King Suites feature a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator and Queen-size sofa bed. The Jacuzzi Suites feature all of the above, including pillow-top mattresses.
Located on I-235, within five miles of the Downtown core, a five minute ride will take you to many of the most popular of Oklahoma City’s premier attractions. The ASA Hall of Fame and Museum is a quick four miles from our doorstep.
The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites OKC North is managed by Driftwood Hospitality and owned by Oklahoma View Hospitality. Reservations can be made by calling 405-843-5558 or by visiting the hotel website (www.okchotel.com).
This year’s All-Star Game will feature two teams comprised of NPF’s top players fighting for geographical bragging rights and midseason supremacy. The “NPF East All-Stars” will consist of standouts from the Akron Racers, New England Riptide and NY/NJ Juggernaut, while the “NPF West All-Stars” will include all-stars from the Arizona Heat, California Sunbirds and Texas Thunder.
In addition to the Wednesday night All-Star game, the first and second place NPF teams will take on Team USA in a doubleheader on Tuesday, July 13th. Tuesday’s action is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. CST with the second game to immediately follow.
Tickets can be purchased by calling ASA at (405) 425-3427 or a ticket order form can be downloaded from the league website at www.profastpitch.com. Tickets for Tuesday’s doubleheader are $10, tickets for the NPF All-Star game on Wednesday, July 14th are only $8 or a 2-day series ticket can be purchased at the discounted price of $15.
NPF, the world’s premier professional fastpitch softball league for women, consists of six teams located throughout the United States and features former USA Softball Women’s National Team members, collegiate All-Americans and all-conference selections. NPF’s 60-game regular-season schedule began on Tuesday, June 1 and concludes Wednesday, Aug. 18. The 2004 season features the inaugural NPF All-Star Game, the first-ever NPF Championship Semifinal and the first NPF Championship Series.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, and has been in operation since 1997 under the names Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Professional Softball League (WPSL).