Softball will feature as the largest participant sport at the 2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games, which begins tomorrow on the Gold Coast.
First staged in 1998, the ‘Pan Pacs’ has grown to become the biggest biennial masters games in the world.
This year’s event will run from 2 – 10 November, with over 13,000 athletes from 30 countries competing in more than 40 sports.
Softball, with 167 teams and close to 3,000 participants, will again be the number one sport on the event program. Overseas teams from Canada, Japan, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand will join Australian based teams for the softball competition. Games will start as early as 7.00am each day and continue through till 5.30pm.
The Gold Coast Softball Association (GCSA) has again taken on the huge job of hosting the softball competition.
For GCSA President Seeta Bull and her hard working team of volunteers, this event has been close to two years in the making, with the last few weeks in particular requiring plenty of time and effort.
Bull wouldn’t have it any other way though. For her, seeing the enjoyment and passion of participants playing softball at the event, particularly those that come back again and again over many years, makes all the hard work well and truly worth it.
Softball Australia wishes all participants at the Games all the best for a fun and safe competition.
For further information, visit the softball page of the Pan Pacific Masters Games website: https://mastersgames.com.au/ppmg/sports/softball/