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Nov. 20, 2003 - Editorial -- staff
Open Letter to the Las Vegas ClubTerry Hennessy CEO
This an open letter to the Las Vegas Senior Softball Association.
Senior Softball-USA has, for the past several months, tried to work with the Las Vegas Senior Softball Association to avoid conflict in the 2004 Senior Softball World Championships and the Las Vegas club's annual tournament.
We have offered to give the Las Vegas club our November Winter World dates (which is the traditional time the club has put on its tournament).
We have offered to join efforts with the club and put on one tournament.
And we have even offered to ensure that the club makes enough money to support its traveling team (the reason the club puts on its tournament).
The answer to all of these offers has been a flat "No."
We have been informed that the Las Vegas Club intends to hold its annual tournament on the same dates as the 2004 Senior Softball World Championships in Las Vegas.
This is exactly the type of conflict that the National Senior Softball Summit was created to help avoid. Senior Softball-USA has worked with all seven other national senior softball organizations to avoid conflict for the betterment of the sport.
We are dedicated to that goal.
It is therefore extremely disappointing that the Las Vegas club has refused to even consider any options that would avoid a direct conflict in tournament dates.
We now call on all senior teams and players to contact the Las Vegas club and ask them to reconsider and to work with us to avoid conflict for the good of the sport.
As we told the Las Vegas club, our offer to work together remains open.
ˆ Terry Hennessy, Senior Softball-USA