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Feb. 1, 2010
Two New Texas Leagues Have Joined SSUSA Fold
Steve Simmons New England & North Regional Director, Clubs & Leagues
PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SSUSA AND TEXAS HALF CENTURY MAKES STRIDES IN THE LONE STAR STATE
HOUSTON – Keith Parker, executive director of the Texas Half Century Association and SSUSA Clubs & Leagues Mid-South Regional Director, couldn’t be happier.
He envisioned a successful partnership between the THC association and the SSUSA C&L program could derive benefits for both organizations. He couldn’t have been more correct.
The Harris County Senior Softball League of Houston has become the seventh Texas league to utilize the SSUSA’s Clubs & Leagues insurance package when they recently insured their league for 2010. This added another 16 teams to those already playing under the protection of SSUSA insurance in various Texas senior leagues. The first to acquire the league insurance, the San Antonio Seniors Softball League, expects to add a 50-&-over division to their league in 2010. It is expected that will increase their league size to 25 teams.
Waiting in the wings to also take on league insurance is the Lubbock Senior Softball League. Their situation epitomizes what Parker had hoped for, a program interested in both the league insurance package that the SSUSA Clubs & Leagues program can provide as well as the tournament exposure they can expect by hosting a THC tournament. It is anticipated the Lubbock league will take advantage of both offerings.
If Lubbock becomes the eighth Texas league to purchase SSUSA insurance, the number of insured teams in the state will approach the century mark. This will put them in the rarified air of the clubs & leagues century club. They could become the fourth state that is expected to be the home for over 100 SSUSA insured teams in 2010. Last year only California could boast a triple-digit number of insured teams. Already this year Florida has eclipsed that mark and, as the beginning of league play approaches in both Texas and New Jersey, the new leagues coming on board in those two states could put them in the same company with California and Florida.
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