Effingham Angels, a 12 and under softball team, has become the first southeast Georgia team to reach the ASA Nationals, claiming one of seven berths from the state ASA.
Coached by Matt Newman, the Angels have been playing together for more than five years.
The ASA youth program, also known as the Junior Olympic program, is among the nation’s largest youth sports organization. Over 80,000 teams, 1.3 million players and 300,000 coaches participate in ASA youth softball on an annual basis. It is the single fastest growing program in the ASA, and has had membership growth every year since its inception in 1974.
The nationals will be held in Bloomington, Ind., from Aug 2-8.
The girls have only two to three weeks to raise the funds necessary to travel and compete. To help, call Matt Newman at 772-5299 or Robin Newman at 224-5081.