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Dec. 1, 2010
AFTER 22 YEARS, DON BROOKS TURNS OVER GLEN BURNIE QUALIFIER TO TIM MCELROYSenior Softball-USA
SSUSA National Director Don Brooks is retiring from the Glen Burnie tournament he established 22 years ago and built into a classic senior softball event.
The tournament, however, will go on. Brooks announced that he is turning the reins over to SSUSA Maryland State Director Tim McElroy. The 23rd annual Crabtown Classic will be played July 21-24 in Glen Burnie, MD.
Brooks said he wanted to cut back on his travel schedule and spend more time with family.
In a recent email to coaches, he offered the following statement:
“I want to inform everyone that I will no longer be the director of the Crabtown Classic. After 22 years as the director (17 with SSUSA), I have made the decision to hang it up. However, my involvement with SSUSA Regional and World Tournaments will continue. I offer many thanks to all of you whom I’ve known over the years, and the friendships that will last forever.”
The Crabtown Classic will be left in capable hands. After three years of study in the Brooks’ school of tournament administration, McElroy will take over as the new director. McElroy has worked with SSUSA at a number of big events, including Loudoun County, Mesquite, Phoenix, Fort Meyers and Las Vegas.
Detailed information about the 2011 Crabtown Classic will be posted on the website soon. McElroy will also be communicating with coaches who have participated in the past few seasons. He can be reached at Seniors@PotomacSports.org