A unique opportunity will take place in St. Joseph, MO on Friday, October 1st, 2010 at Heritage Park Softball Complex at 6 PM.
The local community is invited out to watch some of the best women softball players in the world perform. There will be four, possibly more Olympians and many other star players. An exhibition game will take place against Missouri Western State University's softball team and following players will sign autographs and speak with fans.
The National tour travels around the world playing exhibition games as a way to promote softball and for different fundraising events. MWSU is the only Division II team on the 2010 schedule. The tour kicked off on September 10th in Memphis and there will be a total of 15 stops. Some expected to play in St. Joseph are Cat Osterman, Andrea Duran, Fransesca Enea, Vicky, Galindo and Megan Willis.
Cheri Kempf , St. Joseph native, is the commission of the NPF. She is a local softball legend and will be traveling with the team and will be at Heritage Park on October 1st. She is a former Griffon All American softball player, United States national team player, and current television softball analyst for ESPN, Fox Sports, and Cox Cable, she will also be available to speak to fans.
Admission will be $5 for all ages except children 6 & under will be free. The gates will open at 5 PM. Incase of rain there will be an alternate indoor location available for the players to hold a youth clinic in place of the exhibition game.
St. Joseph is a true softball/baseball town with a lot of history and great stories to tell. This is a wonderful opportunity and a great way to promote the city and MWSU. Also, a great experience for the MWSU softball team...they will get to be on the same field as these star athletes. They will learn a lot during the exhibition game and will also have the chance to get to know these pro athletes in which many of them probably have dreams to someday be. Softball fan or not, it isn't everyday you can go to see Olympians play a game, get their autographs and have the chance to talk to them. It will be a great experience for everyone that attends and will create memories to last a lifetime.