FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) announced today that Oklahoma City, Okla. has been chosen to host the 2004 NPF All-Star Game Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. CST. The inaugural NPF All-Star Game will be played at Don E. Porter Hall of Fame Stadium, home of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA).
“National Pro Fastpitch is proud to bring the 2004 All-Star Game to Oklahoma City,” NPF President/CEO Rich Levine said. “Oklahoma City has been committed to the sport of fastpitch and we felt it appropriate to showcase our athletes in front of some of the best softball fans in the country.”
This season’s 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, Sacramento Sunbirds and Texas Thunder.
In additional 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 by CLICKING HERE. 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.
For additional information regarding 2004 NPF All-Star Game events, please contact Aaron Moore in the league office at (720) 891-0093.
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 begins 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).