For Immediate Release: June 24, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Midnite Madness Sweeps Henderson 22nd Annual 1-Pitch Softball Tournament Set for July 9-11
HENDERSON, Nev. – Adult softball teams from Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and California will compete in the City of Henderson’s 22nd Annual Midnite Madness 1-Pitch Softball Tournament July 9-11. The tournament is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) which sanctions and promotes the program. People of all ages are invited to watch the all-night action; admission is free.
Play for the co-rec division takes place from 7 p.m. on Friday, July 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex (298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.), Russell Road Recreation Complex (5901 E. Russell Rd.), and Dos Escuelas Park (1 Golden View at Paseo Verde Pkwy.). More than 50 co-rec teams will compete.
Men’s division play takes place from 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 11 at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex. There are over 30 teams competing in this division. Teams qualifying for berths will move on to the USSSA World Series, which will be hosted this fall in Orlando, Fla.
Midnite Madness is a one-pitch, pitch-to-own team tournament featuring half-hour games that are played one after another. Play begins at dusk and continues until the morning. Midnite Madness is also a bat manufacturers’ tournament, with Miken and Easton Sports providing all game bats. No personal bats are allowed. An evening home run contest will be held 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex. Bat manufacturers will present awards to the top two home run hitters.
For additional information, call 267-5700.