COMBAT SPORTS RETURNS AS PARTNER WITH ASA ON 2011 2K MEN'S SLOW PITCH SERIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/15/11

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America is pleased to announce today a renewal with the Combat Sports Group for the 2011 ASA 2K Men’s Slow Pitch Series. The ASA 2K Series presented by Combat is in its fourth year of existence and consists of designated ASA tournaments that each award a $2,000 travel certificate to the first place team to travel to the ASA Men’s Class A National Championship. The first place team at each tournament will also receive a Combat prize pack that includes three bats, 15 batting shirts, shorts and hats.

“Combat Sports is extremely excited to once again partner with ASA and the 2K Series,” said Johnny McCraw, Combat National Promotions Manager.  “The series was a huge success last year and we look forward to bigger and better things this year. We are planning on attending every event to continue promoting our new product line, as well as the game of softball and the ASA. We look forward to this partnership for many years to come.”

Teams will also be awarded points based on their finish in each ASA 2K event. The team with the most points at end of Series will also win a Combat prize if they attend the ASA Men’s A National Championship.

“ASA is thrilled to be partnering again with Combat Sports on the 2011 2K Series of tournaments,” said ASA Executive Director Ron Radigonda. “The 2011 series line-up has eight participating tournaments and we challenge slow pitch teams to take advantage of this opportunity to compete to become the 2011 ASA Men’s Class A National Champion.”

If a team repeats as winners in “more than one” of the “ASA 2K” events, the certificate will be distributed to the top finishing team that has yet to receive an award. These cash certificates are only redeemable upon arrival in Oklahoma City and subsequent participation in the ASA Men’s Class A National Championship Finals in Oklahoma City, September 30- October 2. The ASA Class A Men’s National Championship team will also receive a Combat prize pack that includes 15 bats, bat bags and batting fleeces.

Each tournament site is free to incorporate local rules they see fit provided that they restrict each participating team to five players that appear on the ASA Slow Pitch Restricted Players List.

Listed below are the initial events in the 2011 ASA 2K Series presented by Combat.

• April 1-3 Combat Capital City Classic - Oklahoma City, OK

• April 9-10 Maryland-DC Classic – Maryland/DC

• April 9-10 ASA 2K Series at Big League Dreams- Las Vegas, NV

• May 6-8 32nd Annual Corky’s Earlybird Men’s Softball Classic- Owatonna, MI

• May 7-8 ASA 2K Hooters Grand Slam- Cincinnati, OH

• May 21-22 ASA 2K Series San Diego, CA

• June 11-12 Best of the Northwest- Portland, OR

• June 24-26 McQuade Tournament – Bismarck, ND

 

***Additional Dates and Sites could possibly be added. Points in the qualifiers will be awarded as follows:

• First place-60 points

• Second place-40 points

• Third place-30 points

• Fourth place-20 points

• Fifth place-15 points

• All other teams receive 10 points

About ASA

The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.