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Don Ward

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Aug. 9, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: email from Ridge Hooks for senior players







It is with deep regret, that we must inform you of the passing of one of our long standing Directors. Mr. Bill Sellers passed away today, while in hospice care in Burlington, N.C.



Services for Bill will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, August 12, 2011, at:



Lowe Funeral Home

2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215-5329
(336) 228-8366



Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, August 11.



Bill was a devout Christian, and a great director for SPA, and he will be sorely missed.

Please join us in extending our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.



God Bless,

Ridge Hooks


June 19, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA TOURNAMENT AIKEN SC SUMMARY

TERRY, FRAN,DAVE AND STAFF
I have played Senior ball for 10 year, Run tournamets for last 4 years for SPA, I am so sad to say this was the worst run tournament I have ever played in. Great fellowship with other players, great place to play hitting cages great placed to hit before the game, but thats where it ended, umpires that didn't know the rule of senior ball or the game itself at times. The director or UIC didn't know the rules when called to the field. Dragging out the tournamet for 3 days with a 3 team bracket starting on Friday morning when most 50's still work. sitting around waiting with open fields and teams ready to play.
this is just a few things IMO needs to be looked at to help senior ball to grow and not make teams avoid tournaments

Don Ward
Southern Elite Solfball
SPA board of directors
SPA National UIC
May 16, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac hospitalized

PATTY MAC my friend
my prayers are with you. hope you ae back on the field so I can hit some by you again.
get well you old dog
Don Ward
April 10, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A SOFTBALL LEGEND GONE

A good friend and a True gentleman of softball. will be truly Missed. Our Prayers are with Family.
April 10, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CONGRATS TO HOLLIS FOR WIN

congrats to Hollis softball for thier win @ ssusa Spring natonal tournament. Great win in a good tournament with some very good Major division. Real good to see some old friends and meeting some new olds. Good to talk to Audie, Bobby D, Chip, Deaton,Matie, Johnny Mac and all the rest of the old timers that going to turn 60 real soon. going to be a great 60 division next year
Don Ward
Southern Elite
Jan. 9, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW ABOUT; BROKEN REEBOK THREAD

Ron
call Curt @ 904 303 7798 he help you with this bat. You will have to send him your crack one but he will make it right
Don Ward
Southern Elite/ Reebok
Dec. 15, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Game length

IN a SPA tournament we studyed the 1 and 1 count over 44 games the avg. saving was only 7 mins. that with 3 games that went into extra innings.
Don Ward
Dec. 15, 2010
jah#4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking

There is alot of Senior players at Spring Training in Jacksonville Fla. Major plus to AA . You will meet some very good contrats.
Don Ward
Southern Elite/ Reebok
Dec. 14, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayer list request

Our Prayers are with Bill and his family. last talked to him @ a tournament in Myrtle Beach he alway been a first class person on and off the field. Hope and pray for a speedly recovery.
Don Ward
Southern Elite/ Reebok
Dec. 5, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warm-Up Tourney prior to Montgomery in March2011

Hey Bubba
SPA has a tournament in Jacksonville Fla that weekend and there are about 12 to 15 more tournament to be posts in Jan. that SPA has been working on. A complete list should be on SPA home page after the ist of the year. There is one more in Ga. to be added and several up north and out west. Hope this helps everyone plan.
Don Ward
SPA Director
Southern Elite/Reebok Softball
Dec. 5, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ridge Hooks has been hospitalized

Steve
thanks for letting our softball brothers know about Ridge. It was a long day for all of us at SPA with prayers that Ridge would recovery would be fast, and the Drs said his feeling in his arm and leg is back and he is recoveing is good.
It will be slow for Ridge because of his fast pace hopping around the country promoting senior softball.
Miss Ann is by his side and will help him slow down a little. they said he already trying to plan what he had to do net week.
But thanks to all our friends for their prayers. Like Steve and Larry and others Ridge has prayed with me so many times hat really helped me in my time of need. His honesty and integrity has no match in senior ball
again thanks for your payers
Don Ward
SPA softball
Southern Elite/Reebok 50's
Oct. 8, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSWS in Palm Springs/Reebok Bat

Here is the code and web site for the new Reebok Bat
www.softballrevolution.com
codefor free shipping and 10 dollar off
dwnc10fs

bats shipped in Dec
Aug. 2, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reebok Senior Bat


curt
look like a great bat look forward to get one let me know when and where
thanks don
Aug. 2, 2010
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

hey Tom Think Major Plus!!!!! GREAT WIN in ISA world
Aug. 2, 2010
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World

It was a good tournament to see and talk to some friends because of the delays, Jerry did a good job gettint the tourney in, alot of games in a short time frame. only thing that was bad IMO was the big field 370 in the middle you would see 6-3 games in major+ for teams that was not adjust to the long fields and trump ball that got soft with the heat in the upper 90's. our team Kayson/ Southern Elite won the Major 50 because of foul balls and strike out because of the 1 pitch. We do have a outstanding pitcher that keep the other teams guessing what was coming the screwball or the curve.
I did not like the extar game in the loser brkt, but without it we would have when home Sat. and would not been there on Sunday. We were 6-4 overall and won the tourney and Team Arkansas was 4-2 overall and came in runnerup.
They are a first class team that if the tournament had stayed in the proper format would have IMO won the tournament.
Don Ward
Southern Elite 50
April 26, 2010
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Post major plus tournament schedules

hey Bob
We the Southern Slam (Hollis/Kittrell)
will be in the following
SPA in Dalton
ISA in Gallatin
ASA in Burlington
ssusa in Phoenix
SPA in Pensacola
uussa in Ft Myers
Feb. 23, 2010
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2011 Regeions

Donnie
Was at the summit and Fran said there was a work left on the regions before 2011 she did say there may be grandfathering of team that have played together. So there will be more news coming. We talked long time so I hoping all will work out for alot of teams
Don Ward
Southern Slam 55's
Kayson Grille 50's
Jan. 23, 2010
jah#4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adoption of modification in bat standard

I was told to look for the new Easton senior bat coming out and see the rating on it. Then some of the questions will be answered. I still can't believe as big as testing group as Dr. Brandt group nd all the testing they do they could not find any 44/375 balls to test with. Like Joe explained maybe the riddle will be clear
Don Ward
Southern Slam 55
Kaysons Grille 50
Dec. 18, 2009
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

kittrell softball/ Southern Slam are trying to make the event if we can get our roster approved
Don Ward
Nov. 17, 2009
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2009 WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Terry hennessy was in Naples,he gave southern Slam our awards at the end of the tournament, he tryed to go to all the ballparks
Don Ward
southern slam 55'
Kaysons grille 50'
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