EVANSTON TO HOST SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND
EBSA Expects its largest Memorial Day Tournament Ever
Over 500 girls on 37 girl travel softball teams from throughout the Chicago area and northern Illinois, along with their coaches and families, will be in Evanston for the fourth annual Memorial Day weekend travel softball tournament hosted by Evanston Baseball and Softball Association (“EBSA”). The softball tournament will be held from May 25 to May 27 on fields in three different Evanston locations: James Park, Robert Crown Park, and ETHS with the championship games being held on Sunday, May 27 at James Park.
According to Dan Managlia, Evanston Express’ Tournament Director (www.evanstonbaseball.com), EBSA’s travel softball league, the 37 teams are the most ever for this tournament, which kicks off the girls softball tournament season for most of the teams. Each team competes in one of three travel softball age divisions: 10U, 12U, and 14U. The Evanston Express has three teams entered in the tournament- one 10U team and two teams in the 12U division.
“We are pleased to be able to host a tournament of this size and the City is a great partner in making it successful,” said David Campbell, EBSA President. “This tournament is one of the largest held in Evanston and, with 500 families coming to support their teams, it has the potential not only to highlight the popularity of girls fastpitch softball, but also contribute to the Evanston economy.”
EBSA has been operating in Evanston for over 60 years and is the largest non-profit youth sports organization in Evanston and is run entirely by volunteers. Each year EBSA serves over 1,400 boys and girls ages 5-14 in youth baseball and softball programs.