Sports

Play ball! Softball that is. On Saturday, March 7 the Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) in conjunction with the Port Washington High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Softball teams conducted a free pre-season clinic for third- to seventh-grade girls at the Weber Middle School. Over 50 players benefited from a clinic packed with instruction on warm-up drills, catching, throwing, fielding, hitting, raffle prizes, giveaways and more. The clinic was an excellent way to get ready for the PYA softball season which begins on March 28. "It was great to see the varsity and junior varsity girls, many who started by playing with PYA, giving back to their community by teaching the younger girls just starting out," said Tony Cavallaro, PYA softball commissioner. Special thanks to Eric Sutz, head coach of the Port Washington High School Softball team, and the varsity and junior varsity girls teams who put the program together and made it a great success. Thanks also to Ronnie Henderson, PYA executive director who helped coordinate the event.

Be a part of one of the fastest growing sports in the country. PYA softball is available to all girls ages K to seventh grade; sign-up is going on now on www.pyasports.org. Season starts on March 28 for grades three through seventh (Lion Field at 3 p.m.) and on April 4 for grades K through second (Lion Field at 3 p.m.). In addition to learning skills and playing games, join us for a season packed with fun events such as a clinic for the younger players run by the ladies of the Port Washington High School softball team and the now annual Mother vs. Daughter game. So be part of the fun and don't miss out on another great season. Sign up online or stop by Arena Sports or Lion Field for an application. This season PYA will also be sponsoring its first annual summer softball clinic (Aug. 3 to 6) and the high school varsity teams will be running a clinic at Lion Field during the April school break. If you have any questions, please contact PYA Softball Commissioner Tony Cavallaro via e-mail at anthonycavallaro@msn.com.


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