Brenda Paulson Retirement
After 37 years with USSSA and 18 years building a Fast Pitch program with the Directors and organizations I have finally decided to RETIRE!! The IL USSSA Fast Pitch program has gone to almost 1000 teams (921) in 18 years. This is the 4th largest team registration in USSSA Fast Pitch and we have the 2nd largest Umpire registrations. And, we sent 131 teams to USSSA World Series events in 2014!
Perry Clark is your new Fast Pitch State Director going forward and has just attended the National Convention in Orlando, Florida. Scott Johnson from McHenry has been appointed an Assistant FP State UIC and has attended with us. Note: Ken Franzen, Tournament Director in year's past and Harlem Sports Complex Manager was inducted into the National Hall of Fame at this convention.
At this point the Classification Board will remain the same and you will continue to contact those Directors to lock and unlock your roster. State Tournament dates and more info will be coming from Perry in the near future. World Series dates/locations will be posted on the www.ilusssa.com and the www.usssa.com web sites in the next few days.
Thanks so much for working with me these past years and making the USSSA the best organization in IL for Fast Pitch softball. I'll be working with Perry to make this transition as easiest as possible for all of you. Again, thanks for all the friendships I've made and Good Luck to all of you!