For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary M. Russell, Marketing Coordinator
Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department
ADULT SOFTBALL AGFINITY ALL-STAR GAMES HUGE SUCCESS
The Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department’s first adult softball league event – Agfinity All-Star Games held at Twin Rivers Ball Park on Saturday, July 27 – was a huge success. Several hundred fans attended the day’s event which included a Future’s Game with local T-ball Teams, a Home Run Derby, and two All-Star Games – mixed & men’s with over 59 teams participating from the summer league.
Greeley boasts the second largest USSSA adult softball league in the state, with 135 teams playing in the summer league and 55 in spring, and over 1,500 visitors to the Twin Rivers complex weekly. They wanted a way to recognize All-Star players, officials, fans and sponsors – the Agfinity All-Star Games was a natural choice. Winners at the event included: Navy T-Ball All-Star Team, coached by Ryan Kirkpatrick & players Landon Wegscheid, Brady Mylander, Irin Flores, Johnae Escobedo, Ayiana Diaz, Taylor Berkheimer, Gavin Cerda, Rayce Baumgartner, Bradyn Berg, Jordan Kirkpatrick; Men’s All-Star MVP Shane Krammer; Mixed All-Star MVP Kasey Krings, and Home Run Derby Winner Josh Seematter (pictured with Sports Clips MVP Presenter, Austin Anderson (Owner of Greeley Sports Clips).
This was the “first ever event held like this in Northern Colorado” said the Agfinity All-Star Games organizer, Steven Frederick. “We were thankful to have so many local businesses come on board this year and participate.” Agfinity was the title sponsor of the games, the other companies that participated in the event included: Sports Authority, Award Alliance, Sports Clips, the Graphic Edge, Music Man DJ, TCBY, Domino’s and Wing Shack. Frederick stated “we had such a great response from the crowds too – despite the rain that evening – there was so much enthusiasm, I think we will definitely plan to do the event again next year.” Spectators came out in force to watch the Future’s game and many of them stayed to shag flies from the Home Run Derby. Another round of fans came after the downpour to cheer on the individuals participating in the All-Star Games. “We were even fortunate to raise $130 for The Weld Food Bank and collect two full barrels of food that evening.” Patrons were asked to help support the local food bank at the event by bringing a donation. “It was nice to be able to give back to the community at a special event like this.” For more information about the Agfinity All-Star Games or to participate next year, contact Steven Frederick at 970.350.9416.