Senior Softball International Tours
SENIOR SOFTBALL TOUR 2020
Jewels of Eastern Europe – Prague & Budapest
October 15 - 27, 2020 (NEW DATES)
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Join us on an adventure of a lifetime to two of the most beautiful and magical cities in Europe: Prague and Budapest.
Cruise on the River Danube in Budapest, feast on a Gypsy dinner, play ball in the famous wine village of Szentendre and get a personal tour from our host ballplayers of their picturesque town, and in Prague you’ll have a chance to explore this magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, has been mirrored in the surface of the swan-filled Vltava River for more than ten centuries.
As a special treat, we have been invited to compete in the 43rd Annual Heavy Hitters International Charity Slow Pitch Softball Tournament in Prague.
Budapest and Prague are the jewels of Eastern Europe…join us for the adventure of a lifetime!
For more information, please contact Anthony Ramos via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 916-326-5303.
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For those who would like to come early for the trip or stay a bit later, Custom Euro Tours has arranged for a few rooms to be available.
Here is what is available:
- 5 Double / Twin / Single rooms for both Prague (April 28 - 30) and Budapest (May 12 - 14). This is two (2) days before the tour and two (2) days after the tour.
- For Prague, the cost for the rooms for the two (2) nights will be $150.00 per person. This includes a full hot breakfast buffet.
- For Budapest, the cost for the rooms for the two (2) nights will be $250.00 per person. This includes a full hot breakfast buffet.
- The reason for the price difference is that the Budapest hotel is smack in the middle of the main street in Budapest "Vaci Utca". This comes with a price premium.
- If you want to book either the pre or post hotels or both we need to know this no later than Dec. 26, 2019. You will also have to make a deposit of $50.00 per person for the reservation. After Jan. 2, the rooms will no longer be available and you will have to make the reservations on your own.
New Mid-Winter Tournament/Vacation in the Caribbean!
Inaugural “Caribbean Classic” Recreational Tournament/Vacation
Dates: January 8 - 13, 2020
Senior Softball USA is pleased to announce a new international tournament to be held January 2020 on the beautiful island of Hispaniola. This inaugural Caribbean Classic will feature one or two SSUSA teams assembled from the USA and Canada playing against local senior softball teams from the Dominican Republic.
SSUSA players and their guests will be staying at the Bavaro Barcelo Palace all-inclusive beachfront resort in Punta Cana. This resort has experienced zero health incidents involving its guests, yet bookings are down due to the recent media frenzy. As a promotion and gesture of goodwill, the resort has agreed to waive its usual day use fee and allow up to three Dominican teams to come onto its access-controlled grounds and play against our SSUSA players on its beautiful ballfield, located just 50 yards from the beach (see photos below, included with the itinerary).
“This is a beautiful resort which includes not only all meals at the main buffet or 11 specialty restaurants,” says Jim Goff, Tournament Co-Director, “but also 4 pools, several bars including a sports bar, 24-hour casino, disco, fitness center and spa, business center, 18-hole mini golf (free until 6 pm), tennis courts, multi-sports courts, paddle tennis courts, ping pong, beach volleyball, beach exercise/yoga sessions, free non-motorized water sports such as windsurfing and snorkeling, and free nightly entertainment shows”. Goff reports that this resort also offers several nominal-fee activities such as billiard tables, a 4-lane bowling alley, arcade games, a wave pool, and a Pete Dye-designed 18-hole championship golf course.
“The ballfield is maintained using the same equipment as the golf course”, Jim adds, “and the grass is like a smooth carpet. It’s a gorgeous field, and unique in being right on the resort property and just steps from the beach.”
“Our purpose in launching this new tournament/vacation is two-fold,” says Terry Hennessy, CEO of SSUSA, “First, to introduce our version of senior slow pitch to players from the Caribbean and Latin America. They play by somewhat different rules down there, but they have agreed to play by our rules in this new SSUSA-sanctioned tournament”.
“Secondly”, says Hennessy, “we thought a tournament in January combined with an all-inclusive beach vacation would appeal to SSUSA players, and particularly players living in the upper Midwest and Eastern USA and Canada who for various reasons can’t do the snowbird thing each winter”. He continues “Flights from these areas to Punta Cana are numerous, direct, and reasonably priced. And from the Eastern and Central time zones, they aren’t long redeye flights.”
Do not miss this opportunity to be one of the “founding players” for this new tournament. Come as a team, a partial team, or an individual player. For this first year, sign-ups will be limited to the first 30 SSUSA-registered players. The deadline for sign-ups is October 31.
Questions? Call Anthony Ramos at (916) 326-5303.
Final Note on Health and Safety: SafeAround, a website that lets travelers assess risk levels in over 100 countries and cities worldwide, reports that the Dominican Republic is a generally safe country for tourists, and especially those tourists who stay in hotels and resorts on the East side of the island in areas such as Punta Cana, where “the only major risk is getting a bad sunburn”. The U.S. State Department Travel Advisory service currently rates the Dominican Republic at Level 2, the same health and safety rating as the United Kingdom and France.
A brief video of the resort, showing the various sports available on site:
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Italian and French Riviera Tour
Visit the breathtaking cities and towns of the fabels Riviera by land and sea and play ball in Genoa, Italy and Nice, France!
May 2nd - May 14th, 2019