Senior Western National Championships in town

Foskett, Maidu and Mahany parks
By: Staff report
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The 18th annual Senior Softball Western National Championships will be played July 31 to Aug. 5 in the South Placer area, courtesy of Placer Valley Tourism and Senior Softball USA (SSUSA).

Teams as far east as Minnesota, Arizona to the south and north to British Colombia, Canada will help make up the 131 clubs competing to make it to the World Masters Championships in Las Vegas. The teams, including men and women, will be divided into 10 different divisions with ages ranging from 40 and up.

Games will be played all six days at Foskett Regional Park in Lincoln, Aug. 3-5 at Maidu Park and Aug. 3 at Mahany Park, both parks are in Roseville.

“We are excited to bring one of the most prestigious Senior Softball tournaments, the Western National Championships, to the South Placer and Sacramento area for the sixth straight year and we are even happier that the 2018 Western Nationals has set a new record with 131 teams from nine Western States and Canada,” stated Terry Hennessy, Chief Executive Officer of SSUSA. “We treasure our relationship with Placer Valley Tourism, which keeps us – and our players – coming back to this beautiful part of California.”

There is no spectator’s fee and the senior competition promises to be terrific.