FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 30, 2004
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) / Arizona Heat – Phone: (720) 318-1205
Aaron M. Moore, Manager of Communications
TUCSON, Ariz. – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and the Arizona Heat announced today that Pro Sports Radio has agreed to webcast four of the Heat’s remaining nine home games live from Hi Corbett Field in Tucson.
Bob “Kingpin” Eres will handle the play-by-play duties for the broadcasts, while Aaron Moore will handle the color commentary. Fans can listen to the games by visiting the NPF page at Pro Sports Radio (www.npf.prosportsradio.com) and then by clicking on the Arizona Heat team logo. The logo will take fans directly to the broadcast.
The first of the four dates will be this Saturday, July 31 at 7:35 p.m. PDT when the Arizona Heat host the California Sunbirds in the beginning of a pivotal three-game series for both teams. Currently the Heat sit 4.5 games out of the final playoff spot, while the Sunbirds are six games out. Both teams are currently chasing the New England Riptide, who begins a three-game series this weekend with the NY/NJ Juggernaut in Lowell, Mass.
Pro Sports Radio will also broadcast Heat games on August 10th against the Riptide, and August 16th and 18th when the NY/NJ Juggernaut visit Tucson. All games are scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m. PDT.
“We are very excited about expanding our partnership with National Pro Fastpitch, and in particular with the Arizona Heat,” said Eres, President of Pro Sports Radio. “This is a great opportunity to be involved with a sport that’s popularity is on the rise in this country.”
NPF fans currently have the opportunity to listen to interviews with players, coaches and front office personnel by clicking on the Pro Sports Radio link on the NPF website. The direct link to the NPF page of Pro Sports Radio is www.npf.prosportsradio.com.
Pro Sports Radio, member of the National Association of Broadcasters, produces weekly radio shows such as “Puck Stop”, “Football Report”, “Basketball Dunk”, “Giant Steps” and “Let’s Talk Baseball”. It also provides timeless short form features of famous athletes and provides live game updates to radio stations and other media outlets across North America.
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.
National Pro Fastpitch is the only professional women’s fastpitch league in the United States. The league 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).
For additional information on National Pro Fastpitch visit the official league website at www.profastpitch.com. Tickets for the Heat are available for purchase at the Hi Corbett Field Box Office and can be purchased for $3-11. For information on the Heat visit the official team site at www.tucsonsoftball.com or call 520-296-9595.
Complete Broadcast Schedule
July 31, 2004 – 7:35 p.m. PDT
California Sunbirds at Arizona Heat
August 10, 2004 – 7:35 p.m. PDT
New England Riptide at Arizona Heat
August 16, 2004 – 7:35 p.m. PDT
NY/NJ Juggernaut at Arizona Heat
August 18, 2004 – 7:35 p.m. PDT
NY/NJ Juggernaut at Arizona Heat