FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2020
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North Hempstead Recruits Players to “Play Ball”
Town Looking for Members to Join Senior Softball League
North Hempstead, NY - North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Veronica Lurvey and Town Board members, along with the Long Island Senior Softball Association (LISSA) are looking to form a new North Hempstead Senior Softball Team. The team will be part of LISSA and is open to residents of North Hempstead, 60 years of age and over. The Town will be funding the team’s costs, which will include umpire fees, league dues and funding for jerseys for the team’s members.
“We encourage our residents to join North Hempstead’s Senior Softball League and take advantage of this new and fun way of being active and spending time with your fellow neighbors,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This is just one of many senior exercise programs we offer in the Town.”
The team will play 60 games beginning in 2020, 30 of which are home games and double-headers. The season will take place from May through September with games being played during the morning hours at a Town of North Hempstead park. Those selected to be a member of the North Hempstead team are required to remain with the team for two consecutive years.
“We are thrilled to be able to follow up on this idea, brought to us by our residents. We are looking forward to bringing senior softball to North Hempstead and join our fellow Hempstead and Oyster Bay townships with a team of our own,” said Council Member Lurvey.
The Town offers a wide variety of programs for seniors, including exercise classes, discussion groups, and meditation activities. The Senior Softball Team is an expansion in this programming, with the goal of giving seniors even more opportunities to remain active in North Hempstead.
Anyone interested can call the Long Island Senior Softball Association at 516-510-8341 or the 311 Call Center.