June 5, 2021

 

Hello Softball Players:

 

It‘s that time again!  It is time for the 43rd Annual Softball Tournament! The Northwest Louisiana Chapter of Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. invites you to participate with us as we “hit a home run” for sickle cell disease.  The tournament will be held Friday July 9, Saturday 10, & Sunday 11, 2021.  Seniors will begin play on Friday, July 9, 2021. This is an entire weekend of fun, playing America’s favorite pastime, so mark your calendar!!  We expect to have a spectacular time with the first pitch being thrown promptly at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021.  The support you have given us in the past is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing you in this year’s tournament.

 

 We encourage you to book your hotel room(s) in advance so that you can take advantage of the discounted hotel rates.  When registering for your hotel be sure to mention you are with the Sickle Cell Softball Tournament.  Enclosed is the registration package, along with a housing form.  Please complete the housing form and return it to our office as soon as possible.  The Sickle Cell Office needs this information for tracking purposes during your weekend with us.  We have enclosed a list of hotels.

 

Please plan and prepare to participate in the Sickle Cell Disease Home Run Derby on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.  Winners will receive cash prizes and recognition.  We encourage you to support our local community by attending other area festivities if time permits.  The Shreveport – Bossier area has much to offer.  Visit our many museums and attractions, River Boat Casinos and dine at our fine restaurants.

 

Your presence and participation is greatly appreciated as you play ball and assist us in our efforts in “Breaking the Sickle Cycle”.  We hope to see you on the softball field.  Again welcome!

 

Sincerely,

 

                  Rosalind F. Spain                                                                 Herman Vital

Rosalind F. spain, Executive Director                          Herman Vital, Tournament Director 

 

                  Willie McPhearson                                                                  Roy Burrell

Willie McPhearson, Board President                            Roy Burrell, Tournament Chairman       

 

 

 

 

   Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

Northwest Louisiana Chapter

 

And

 

 SHREVEPORT PUBLIC ASSEMBLY AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

 

Presents the

“Granddaddy of Them All”

Softball Tournament

 

DATES:

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

July 9, 10, 11, 2021

 

PLACE:

CARGILL PARK

 

FEE:

$ 300.00 - EACH TEAM

(On or Before June 19, 2021. After June 19, 2021 Late Fee of $50.00 Total $350.00

 

$425 SENIOR DIVISION

DEADLINE:

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2021

 

NO PERSONAL CHECKS

 

Make Money Orders or Cashier Checks payable to:

Sickle Cell Disease Association

 

 

 

                         SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT   

    RULES & REGULATIONS:

 

1.  Tournament play will be governed by rules as written by The USA Softball Association.

 

2.  USA Softball Association officials will officiate at all games.

 

3.  Double Elimination Tournament:

 

Men: DIVISION - I, II, and III     -     CLASS:  C, D, E   

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place winners in each class will receive cash

  1. Class C – Three Home Run Limit                           

  2. Class D – Three Home Run Limit                            

  3. Class E- Two Home Run Limit     

               All home runs exceeding a home run limit is an out.

                                    Senior Division

                                  Women:  OPEN

 

4.  AWARDS:  1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Team Cash in each division

 1st, 2nd Individual T-Shirts, and Cash (Each Division).

 

5.  A one (1) hour or seven (7) inning limit on all games.

 

6.  Rosters shall not include more than twenty (20) players.  No player may be added or substituted for another after a team’s first game.  Rosters must be presented to the Tournament Director at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start of its first game.

 

7.  In the event any team uses a player whose name does not appear on the Official Roster, the game shall be forfeited, provided it is discovered before the team(s) involved play their next game. 

 

8.     Home teams will be decided by the flip of a coin.

 

9.   Team(s) should report to the official scorekeeper with lineups fifteen (15) minutes before each game.  GAME TIME IS FORFEIT TIME.  Teams must be ready to play at game time.

 

10.  The fifteen (15) after four and ten (10) after five run rules will be in effect.

 

11.  MANAGERS OR THE COACH ONLY may confer with UMPIRES.  Players displaying unsportsmanlike conduct such as willfully throwing bats, abusive language, pushing umpire, causing unnecessary scenes, etc., will be suspended from further competition in the tournament.  Any player so suspended must leave the playing area in one (1) minute or his/her team will forfeit the game.

 

12.  Only the USA approved balls will be utilized.   

      ALL BALLS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE SICKLE CELL DISEASE                    ASSOCIATION. Any ball not purchased and stamped with the Sickle Cell Disease                       Association’s stamp will be ruled an illegal ball.  THIS RULE WILL BE ENFORCED               THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

   HERMAN VITAL   318- 673-7540      WORK (Day)

                                       318- 286-1561      CELL

 

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION:

Rosalind F. Spain or Kira Everett 318-636-5300 / 318-631-1151 at Sickle Cell Office

318-636-5382 = FAX

 

 THE FIRST TWO-HUNDRED (200) TEAMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“43rd YEAR OF SOFTBALLING IT”

ENTRY FEE

$300.00

__________________________________

TEAM REGISTRATION

 

Name of Team:                               Contact: _________________

Circle (1):  Men / Women             Division/Class: _______

 

_____________________________________________________________  

Address                            City                              State             Zip  

 

Cell #          ____________________     E-Mail:___________________________

 

 

DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT IS

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 @ 12 MIDNIGHT

After June 19, 2021 Tournament Registration Fee $300.00 Plus

 Late Fee of $50.00 TOTAL $350.00

YOU MAY EMAIL FORMS TO:

nwlascdaa@bellsouth.net

Or

MAIL ALL ENTRY FORMS TO:

 

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

Northwest Louisiana Chapter

C/O Mrs. Rosalind F. Spain, Executive Director

3658 Judson Street

Shreveport. LA 71109

ALL SOFTBALLS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“43rd YEAR OF SOFTBALLING IT”

SENIOR DIVISION

ENTRY FEE

$425.00

__________________________________

TEAM REGISTRATION

 

Name of Team______________________ Contact__________________

 

Circle (1):  Men / Women                             Division/ Class__________________

 

_____________________________________________________________

Address                            City                              State                     Zip

 

Cell #___________________E-Mail________________________­­_______

 

 

DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT IS

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 @ 12 MIDNIGHT

YOU MAY EMAIL FORMS TO:

nwlascdaa@bellsouth.net

Or

MAIL ALL ENTRY FORMS TO:

 

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

Northwest Louisiana Chapter

C/O Mrs. Rosalind F. Spain, Executive Director

3658 Judson Street

Shreveport, LA  71109

ALL SOFTBALLS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSING INFORMATION

 

Please contact one of the hotels listed.  Be sure to let them know you are with The Sickle Cell Tournament. 

 

Please forward your team registration packet on or before Saturday, June192, 2021.  The address listed below should be used to mail your team’s registration:

 

 

Check with the hotels for available check in and check out times. Check with hotels regarding their policies about deposits and cancellations.

 

The lists of hotels below have agreed to provide special rates for the Softball Tournament. 

____Hampton Inn-Bossier City 1005 Gould Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111

         (318) 752-1112---------------------------------------------------------$89.00 + tax

____Hampton Inn & Suites Shreveport 5226 Monkhouse Drive 71109

        (318) 636-4447 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -$90.00 + tax.

____Hilton Garden Inn-5971 Financial Plaza 71129

        (318) 686-0148 -------------------------------------------------------- $89.00 +tax

____Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shreveport-Downtown 201 Lake St. 71101

        (318) 585-1000 ---------------------------------------------------------$99.00 +tax

____Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shreveport Downtown 102 Lake St 71101

        (318) 222-7717  ---------------------------------------------------------$94.00 +tax

____Margaritaville Town Hotel & Casino 777 Margaritaville Way Bossier City                       71111

         (855) 346-2489 ---------------------------------------------------------$159.00 +tax

         Provide Code for this group S07SC21

____Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy 71101

        (877) 429-0711 ---------------------------------------------------------$115.00 +tax

         Provide Code for this group SH07SCD

                     Housing Continuation

 

          ____Double Smoking                                       ____Double Non-Smoking

          ____King Smoking                                           ____King Non-Smoking

          ____Single Smoking                                         ____Single Non-Smoking

    

        

 

All rooms are subject to local occupancy tax charge at 15.05 %. Room reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit of the first night’s charge or by using a credit card.  Call the hotel of your choice directly and register under Sickle Cell Softball Tournament block.

 

             

 

 

Please complete this form as it applies to you and your team members

 

 

ARRIVAL DATE

DEPARTURE DATE

# OF GUEST

LAST NAME FIRST NAME

KING OR DOUBLE

# OF NIGHTS