Softball takes over Hill
By 1st Lt Amber Balken, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 14, 2007
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --
Hill Air Force Base has been chosen to hold the All-Air Force Women's Softball tryouts and the All-Armed Forces Women's Softball Championships in September.
For the second consecutive year nearly 25 ladies from across the Air Force will convene here for a two week long training camp. The athletes will showcase their talents in hopes of being selected to this year's All-Air Force team.
"The training camp brings the best women softball players together from all parts of the Air Force," said Karen Wright, Hill AFB fitness director. "From this camp the best of the best will be chosen to represent the Air Force in the All-Armed Forces Tournament."
The championships are scheduled to begin Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. with an official opening ceremony at 6 p.m. The games begin each day at 8 a.m., with the last game of the evenings beginning at 7 p.m.
"We are honored to host such a great event, and welcome the athletes from all the services," said Col. Scott D. Chambers, 75th Air Base Wing commander.
The Armed Forces Sports Programs includes 18 Armed Forces Championships, seven National Championships and 20 International Championships.
The purpose of this program is to promote understanding, goodwill and competition among the Armed Services through inter-service sports competition and to provide the means of selecting teams and individuals to represent the Armed Forces in National and International competition
Participants for this tournament were selected at highly competitive training programs and trial camps by each of the respective services. At the conclusion of the Armed Forces Competitions, the best players are selected to represent the U.S. at International Military Sports Competitions hosted worldwide or at U.S. national championships
For more information on the softball and other armed forces championship tournaments visit: www.aremdforcessports.com