When she was a little girl taking her first swings with a bat with the Niagara Girls Minor Softball Association, Carrie Ridsdale never envisioned some of those other little girls playing with her would be her close friends decades later. Nor did she foresee those girls, now women with families of their own, at the ballpark watching their own daughters swinging away at softballs.
But Swinger contacts Norfolk County a time when childhood obesity rates are reaching frightening levels and kids today are leading increasingly sedentary lives with all the distractions of digital technology, the Niagara Falls softball league is bucking the trend and keeping a new generation of kids active. The league, with more than players ranging in age from five years to 20 years old, celebrates the kickoff of its 50th year of operations with a ceremonial first pitch Friday night.
Story continues. Ridsdale, whose six-year-old daughter Isabella is in her second year in the league, is the second of three generations who have played in the gir,s her mom, Mariann Gray, played for years in the Cambridge girls chat room out of the Regency Motel.
The league has moved its game locations around, from E. Wendy Bateman, who also played in the league as a girl until she was 19, and whose daughter Cora is now in the junior division, is a member of the softball league board and has also helped coach, convene the mite division and organize umpires.
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The league, which holds a year-end awards banquet open to all families, also has the support of generous local businesses that help pay for team uniforms and equipment, said Bateman.
For her, the fond memories of playing games on the diamond are enough to virls her volunteering.
The league has four divisions — mite, junior, intermediate and senior Fwlls as well as a "learn to play" instructional division where former players teach new players.
Why bring a lawn chair? The 50th anniversary first pitch ceremony, delayed due to rain from an earlier date in May, was scheduled for Friday at 6 p.
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