For Immediate Release: June 9, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Henderson Gears Up for 23rd Annual Midnite Madness Softball Tournament
Registration Is Open for the Las Vegas Valley’s Original 1-Pitch Tourney
HENDERSON, Nev. – The best adult softball teams from across the Southwest and West Coast are invited to take part in the City of Henderson’s 23rd Annual Midnite Madness 1-Pitch Softball Tournament, to be held July 8-10. Registration is ongoing through July 6 and is $250 per team. This tournament is the Las Vegas Valley’s original Midnite Madness, and has been a tradition for more than two decades.
The tournament will be played at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.; Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Rd.; and Dos Escuelas Park, 1 Golden View.
“This is the most unique tournament in Southern Nevada, one that has a long history of excellence in its organization, caliber of play, and family-oriented atmosphere,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “Other groups have tried to model their own programs after this one, including using the same name, but only the City of Henderson’s Midnite Madness is a Las Vegas Valley original. It really can’t be duplicated.”
Midnite Madness is a one-pitch, all-night tournament where players pitch to their own teams in action-packed 30-minute games. Bats are provided. The three-day event also features a home run contest and a Family Fun play area for the kids. Lockamon said participation can be lucrative for the best teams as first through fourth place finishers share in an awards package valued at more than $5,000.
For additional information, call 267-5700 or visit cityofhenderson.com/midnitemadness.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.