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Feb. 1, 2010
ILLINOIS LIKELY TO JOIN OHIO WITH SSUSA INSURED LEAGUES
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Great Lakes region, consisting of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, was well represented last year in the SSUSA Clubs & Leagues program with five leagues, and 66 teams, all insuring with SSUSA. The oddity about this, though, was they were all located in Ohio.
This made Ohio state director Terry McClaskey smile and he is hoping for another league, a five-team organization in the Cleveland area will be the next Ohio senior league to utilize SSUSA insurance.
This year could be the year Ohio is joined by another Great Lakes state with a SSUSA insured league. The Great Lakes regional director and Northern Illinois area director, Jim Schevers, is hopeful that the Southern Chicago Suburbs Senior Softball League will join the fold.
Phil Kvasnicka, league coordinator for the Southern Chicago Suburbs Senior Softball League, has made serious inquiries regarding obtaining league insurance through the SSUSA Clubs & Leagues program. Kvasnicka is interested in finding comprehensive coverage for his 20-team organization.
Kvasnicka, who has been involved with the Chicago Blue Chips over the years both as a player and as a manager, has become very familiar with the SSUSA association through his team’s appearances in various SSWC tournaments. He likes what he has seen and is eager to have his league partner with SSUSA. But that final determination lies with the league membership and the league’s budget. Hopefully, when league play begins sometime in May, Ohio won’t be the only SSUSA standard bearer in the Great Lakes region.