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We are honored to have the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team participating at this year's Sam McQuade Sr/Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament June 27th-29th. These heroes will not only be particpating in Military Appreciation exhibition games on Friday and Saturday evenings, but will be an entrant in one of the Rec divisions.
For more information on this inspirational squad, please visit WoundedWarriorAmputeeSoftballTeam.org
For the first time since 2005, North Dakota will host an ASA National Umpire School. West Fargo will host the event from May 2-4, 2014. All umpires are encouraged to attend this thoroughly educational experience featuring Western Territory Deputy Director Malcolm Boyles and Northwestern Region Umpire In Chief Bill Silvas (both making the trip from Washington) as well as our own Northern Region UIC Steve Riswold of South Dakota.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, and USA Softball announced today that Dick Gulmon (Valley City, N.D.) has been appointed the commissioner for the North Dakota ASA.
"I am excited and privileged to serve as the Commissioner of North Dakota ASA," said Gulmon. "Softball has been a passion of mine for the past 35 years. My experience as a player, manager and at the local and national level has given me insight at all levels of softball, which I believe brings value to the NDASA, as well as ASA as a whole."
Gulmon got started with ASA/USA Softball in 1970 as both a player and manager for a men's slow pitch team in North Dakota. When his playing days were over, he continued to serve ASA/USA Softball on a local level as a member of Executive Board for the North Dakota ASA (NDASA) and as a member of the men's slow pitch classification committee. Gulmon also served as Vice President of the NDASA and as a Player Representative before becoming the President of the NDASA in 1996. At the national level, Gulmon has served as an At-Large Player Representative since 1993 and served as a Northern Regional Director and a Northern Territory Vice President. He also currently serves on the following ASA/USA Committees: Long Range Planning, Player Representative, Playing Rules, Masters and Co-Ed Softball Committees. He also serves as the Chairman for the Equipment Testing & Certification Committee and has served as both Vice and Chairman of the Slow Pitch Committee. Gulmon has also served as a Player Representative at 11 ASA/USA Softball National Championships.
"I have served on the ASA/USA National Council for the past 20 years, during which time I have had the pleasure of working with a professional and dedicated staff at ASA. It is truly some of the best years of my life. North Dakota has a great softball tradition and very dedicated volunteers who work very hard to bring a quality program to our State. Iím looking forward to continuing that tradition of ASA/USA Softball in North Dakota."
Gulmon is a veteran of the US Air Force and North Dakota Air National Guard. Gulmon has been on staff at Dacotah Bank in Valley City for the last 30 years and became Market President in January of 2014.
Congratulations to Jack Lukes (NDASA President), Scott Brahos (NDASA Vice President) and Mike Peterson (Executive Board member) on their appointments to the positions listed. Congratulations are also in order for former Commissioner James Hanley, who will remain on the board in a non-voting capacity as Commissioner Emeritus - Ex-Officio.
From our neighboring associations, congrats to newly-appointed Minnesota ASA Commissioner Dan Pfeffer as well as newly-appointed South Dakota ASA Commissioner Gary Young.
We are pleased to debut a new look to our web site as we head into the 2014 season. It is still a work in progress as some pages still need some tweaking and other neeed to be completely updated. Much of that will be done in the coming weeks as we fill in some of the gaps with details coming out of the winter meetings this weekend (January 24-25). Please feel free to submit any feedback to our Facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting NDASA.org.
From asasoftball.org... Heartland Investors of North Dakota secured the ASA Men's Class B National Championship by going 6-1 over the weekend and defeating Precision 23-2 in the "if necessary" game.
Heartland Investors skated through the winners bracket going undefeated before meeting up with Precision in the finals. Having just defeated Above All Landscaping/ACS/GWS in the third-place game, Precision needed to beat Heartland Investors twice to claim the title. Game one of the finals went Precision's way as they came out on top 29-22 but Heartland Investors proved to be too much in the "if" game winning by a final of 23-2.
After playing host to the Junior Olympic Girls' Fast Pitch Northern Class B 14-Under National in 2013, Bismarck will follow that up by hosting the Junior Olympic Girls' Fast Pitch Northern Class B 16-Under National in 2014. Meanwhile, Mandan ha.3s been awarded the 2014 Men's Slow Pitch Northern Class E/Rec I National.
A major NDASA-related announcement coming out of the ASA Council Meeting in Oklahoma City in November as Fargo has been awarded the 2015 Men's Class D Northern National Tournament. The list of all of the 2015 national tournament sites was released, also showing the Class E/Rec Northen National Tournament - which will be played in Mandan in 2014 - will be in nearby Rapid City SD in 2015.