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Sept. 1, 2013
Steve Simmons Saluted by Teams in Minnesota
LITTLE CANADA, MINN. – The much anticipated, “Salute to Steve Simmons” softball day was finally held on a beautiful Minnesota morning here on August 2nd..
Among those on hand to celebrate Steve’s contributions to senior softball, were his daughter Melissa, and more than 100 of Steve’s friends and teammates, shown above.
“Steve and his dedication to senior softball will not be forgotten,” said Don Bowman, tournament director of a special combination SPA/SSUSA tournament in memory of Simmons.
At the ceremony, the Simmons family received a plaque from the SSUSA, along with check for over $4,000 to the Simmons family charity foundation at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis.
“The funds were raised from the Mosquitoland Classic and 10,000 Lakes Qualifiers in Minnesota, along with T-shirt, wristband and bat raffle sales,” said Bowman. “A big thanks go out to those that help organize these events, including Terry Hennessy and the SSUSA staff, Ben Borgen, Doc Hartshorn, Mark Peterson, Gary Bennett, Kevin Zenk, Scott Sanford and many more.”