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San Antonio Senior Softball League Celebrates 36th Anniversary with 2023 Kickoff
Feb. 1, 2023
By Nic Francois
The San Antonio Senior Softball League (SASSL) celebrated its 36th anniversary with their annual Awards Banquet on Jan. 14. The event officially kicked off the 2023 season for the senior league.
2023 is sure to be big year for SASSL with 55 teams and about 1,000 players in the spring league this year, according to SASSL Chief Executive Officer Pete Peterson.
Overall, 288 people attended the large event with “a very enjoyable evening with a catered meal, open bar and live music.” The league also inducted two members into its Hall of Fame.
Banquet Attendees Celebrate SASSL's 36th Anniversary
“We inducted two more people into our SASSL Hall of Fame, Lonnie Springs (posthumously, photo below) and Richard Gaona,” according to Peterson. Springs was a player and coach for Team Texas 65s and Gaona took over as coach of the same team shortly after Springs death.
Afterward, League President Bill Altman said a few words about the group’s efforts to work with the city and improvement projects at local fields.
Altman is also the founder of the league, which was established in 1987 after the city hosted the first Senior Olympics.
If you are a senior softball player in the San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, or surrounding areas, or you know someone who would be interested, please visit SASSL’s website at: https://www.sassl.org/home.
Delightful couple dance as live music plays at SASSL's 2023 Kickoff Event