COMBAT SPORTS TO PARTNER WITH ASA ON 2010 2K MEN'S SLOW PITCH SERIES

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. ---   The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today a partnership with the Combat Sports Group for the 2010 ASA 2K Men’s Slow Pitch Series.  The ASA 2K Series presented by Combat is in its third 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.
“ASA is thrilled to be partnering with Combat Sports on the 2010 2K Series of tournaments,” said ASA Executive Director Ron Radigonda.  “The 2010 series line-up has seven participating tournaments and we challenge slow pitch teams to take advantage of this opportunity to compete to become the 2010 ASA Men’s Class A National Champion.”
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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.
“Combat Sports is truly excited about the opportunity to partner with ASA in this series,” said Combat Vice President Don Cooper.  “We look forward to bringing our players and products to the ASA 2K events. We feel the 2K series will be a great place for us to launch our new Rusty Bumgardner and Scott Brown Derby 98 product line.”
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 3.  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 two players that appear on the ASA Slow Pitch Restricted Players List. The list can be found by clicking here, http://www.asasoftball.com/adult/restrictedplayers.asp

Listed below are the initial events in the 2010 ASA 2K Series presented by Combat.
April 9-11 Combat Capital City Classic - Oklahoma City, OK
April 10-11 ASA 2K Series at Big League Dreams - Las Vegas, NV
April 30-May 2  31st Annual Corky's Earlybird - Owatonna, MN
May 22-23 ASA 2K Hooters Grand Slam -- Cincinnati, OH
June 12-13 Best of the Northwest - Portland, OR
June 25-26 ASA 2K Series - San Diego, CA
June 25-27 McQuade - Bismarck, ND
 
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 www.asasoftball.com.