- 5th/6th Cross County League Tournament @ Stebbins Field June 27-30!!!
- All fundraisers and pay-to-play are due!
- Help support GGSA by using your Kroger Rewards card!!!! Directions Below!!!
Greenville Girls Softball Association, Inc.
The 41st Annual GGSA Opening Day Deemed A Success
The 41st Annual GGSA Opening Day is in the books and the day and the start of a new season has been deemed a huge success. Last year over 550 young ladies took part in GGSA leagues and nearly 800 games were played at the Stebbins Field facility located on State Route 49 in Greenville and 2013 looks to be another big year for the local non-profit
This year GGSA has a total of 35 teams taking part in its summer program which consists of girls ages 4-19 years of age. The organization offers slow pitch softball to all Darke County girls and fast pitch to all Greenville Girls and also girls who are not currently offered to play in the Cross County Fast Pitch League. This year there are 28 slow pitch teams and 7 fast pitch teams.
GGSA also offers an instructional Fall Fast Pitch League during the month of September for girls ages 10 and under, 12U, and 14U. Last year over 200 girls from around the region took part in the growing fall league.
Opening Day was full of festivities, a full slate of softball games, and the annual GGSA Opening Day Ceremony.
The organization would like to thank all that helped make for a great day at Stebbins Field including, Pastor Gary Cloyd of Castine Church of the Brethren who opened the day with prayer, American Legion Post 140 who presented the colors as local talent Joelle York sang The Star Spangled Banner.
A special thank you goes out to Kris Garrison, Sam Stebbins, Lowe's Home Improvement, Keith "Slick" Schlecty, Hupman Lawn Care and Snow Removal, and The Hartnagle Family. All have made an impact by donating time and/or monetary donations toward the new season.
During the Opening Ceremony, GGSA league officials recognized the opening of the New Lady Wave Stadium at Stebbins Field. Many local area business' and individuals have pulled together, led by Varsity Lady Wave Softball coach Jarrod Newland, to make a dream become reality.
The New Lady Wave Stadium is a great addition to Stebbins Field and The Greenville Girls Softball Association, the entire softball community, the City of Greenville, and Darke County.
The Stebbins Field complex with four great fields, concession stand and restroom facilities, and now with the addition of Lady Wave Stadium, Stebbins Field has become one of the premier non-profit softball-only complexes in the State of Ohio. It is something everyone can and should take pride in.
2013 GGSA Top Sellers & Prize Winners
Fundraiser Top Seller
1st Place - Jaelyn Christman
2nd Place - Grace Shaffer
3rd Place - Emma Erisman
Peeler Top Seller
Chicken Dinner TeamContest
"Yes Deere"/Coach Ashley Hartsock
Chicken Dinner Top Sellers
1st Place - Cheyanne Hartsock
2nd Place - Cheyenne Harmon
Great Wolf Lodge Drawing Winner
Opening Day Ceremonies ended as it does every year with the ceremonial "first pitch". This year Varsity Lady Wave head coach Jarrod Newland, along with GGSA coach and supporter Terry Hartnagle, had the honor of throwing out the first pitch to GGSA current players and top sellers.
A full slate of games were played beginning at 9:00 AM with 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade fast pitch teams hosting games against Troy, Arcanum, and Franklin Monroe.
A highly anticipated event took place in the New Lady Wave Stadium on Saturday. For the first time ever, the 7th & 8th Grade Greenville Jr High Club Softball teams squared off in the first ever "LWSB Futures Game". A total of 37 girls makeup the two teams who compete in the Greater Western Ohio Conference. The majority of the young ladies who make up the two teams are current or former GGSA players. Coming into Saturday's game, the two teams had a combined record of 25-3. Both teams will compete in the GWOC Jr High Softball Tournament - Gold Division on May 11th & 12th.
The entire day saw every league take to the Stebbins Field grounds, including T-Ball, Munchkin, Minor, and Junior Leagues. The Senior League did not take part in Opening Day festivities with the GHS Prom scheduled the same day but the league is scheduled to play again this year.
For more information about The Greenville Girls Softball Association please go to www.ggsaonline.com or follow them on Facebook. GGSA is a 501 (3)(C) non-profit organization. For donation and sponsorship information please contact any GGSA Trustee or Officer.
2013 Game Day Drawing Winners
A total of 52 Game Day Drawing winners will be drawn during the season, 51 being $25 and the last will be the $1,000 Grand Prize Drawing which will take place July 18th which is the final day of the 2013 summer season. The nightly drawing will take place about 7:30 every night during regular season. Drawing winners need not be present to win and winners will be contacted by phone. Game Day Drawing tickets remain on sale in the concession stand.
1. Raymond Christman
2. Diane Hess
3. Steve Hoffman
4. Matt Hamilton
5. Fred Fellers
6. Tanner Herrmann
7. Jamie Shiverdecker
8. Shirley Slade
9. Matt Hinkle
10. Angelina Harless
12. Jeremy Godown
13. Sharon Vanden Bosch
14. Carole Stanforth
2013 GGSA Important Event Dates
May 3 - Final Day Of Fundraiser Collection
May 4 - 41st Annual GGSA Opening Day - Summer Season Begins
May 12 - Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit, & Run Competition
June 15-16 - Ohio Wave Select Summer Smackdown
June 19-23 - 3rd/4th Grade Cross County League Fast Pitch Tournament @ Arcanum
June 27-30 - 5th/6th Grade Cross County League Fast Pitch Tournament @ Stebbins Field
July 11-14 - 7th/8th Grade Cross County League Fast Pitch Tournament @ Bradford
July 12 - GGSA Tee Ball Fun Day
July 18 - GGSA Summer League Closing Ceremony - Election of 2014 Officers
July 20-21 - 8U & 10U GGSA Treaty City Rec Shootout
July 27-28 - 12U & 14U GGSA Treaty City Rec Shootout
September - GGSA 10U, 12U, 14U Fall Fast Pitch League
October 5-6 - United Way Live, United, Play United Adult Coed Softball Tournament
October 12-13 - Possible Fall ASA Select Tournament/College Exhibition
(Schedule will be updated as events are added)
(CLICK HERE) Printable Application
Now Available!!! The 2013 GGSA Player Application! Click the link above for a printable player application OR click the "online" link to the right to sign up through our website!
Applications will be released through Greenville City Schools during the month of February. Slow Pitch is offered to all Darke County girls ages 4-19 while fast pitch is offered to all girls within the Greenville City School district in 3rd-8th grades as well as adjoining districts not actively participating in the Cross County Fast Pitch League in which Greenville is a part of.
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GREENVILLE GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION, INC.
Welcome to the GGSA Official web site! Here you will find all sorts of helpful information about our youth softball program here in Greenville, Ohio.
GGSA is a Non-Profit organization that was founded in 1972. We are dedicated to providing recreational softball activities for over 500 girls in Greenville and the surrounding areas. GGSA offers all Darke County girls Slow-Pitch & Fast-Pitch softball for girls ages of 4 to 19.
In 2001 we moved into our new softball complex "Stebbins Field" located just north of Greenville, Ohio, on State route 49 N. This facility is privatly owned by GGSA and was made possible through generous donations of individuals and business', and the annual fundraising efforts of our players and their families. It is thru this type of support and selfless dedication that Stebbins Field was built and contiues to thrive today.
In 2008 construction began on a new permanent concession stand and restroom facility at the Stebbins Field complex. The more than 4,000 square foot building will provide the girls of Greenville and Darke County a facility to operate out of for generations to come.
In 2009 the 4 acre field extending directly south from the new concession stand was purchased with plans for future expansion with the possibility of two diamonds being built on the new land. The two additonal diamonds would open up the possibility to bigger tournaments and less scheduling issues for future GGSA and other community and organizational groups that regularly use the diamonds in support of GGSA.
In 2012 a major refurbishing of all four diamonds, including sod placed in all foul territories, warm-up circle cutouts, coaches box cutouts, fields leveled, and new material, Southern Red Rock, added to all four diamonds.
NEW IN 2013.... The addition of the New Lady Wave Stadium at Stebbins Field. The Lady Wave Softball program, head coach Jarrod Newland, and the many supporters of softball in Greenville have come together once again, this time to build a stadium style facility at Stebbins Field, the home of the Greenville Girls Softball Association & The Greenville High School Lady Wave Softball team. The new project includes completely refurbishing diamond #3 and adding brick dugouts, a brick back stop with netting, press box, locker room, bullpen, and stadium style seating which will seat nearly 350 people just within the bleacher area behind home plate. The project is a great addition to Stebbins Field, the City of Greenville, Darke County, and the softball community as a whole.
Our purpose is to provide an enjoyable, healthy, recreational activity for every girl in Darke County that will foster and promote softball competition among young girls. While developing the girl's athletic ability, the girls will learn the proper fundamentals of softball, the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and that winning is important, but learning to handle defeat is equally as important and builds self-confidence and reveals character.
Our programs are designed to promote the physical, mental, and spiritual well being of girls by teaching them the importance of teamwork, developing respect for others, and the application of the Golden Rule in human relationships. While the attainment of athletic skills and sportsmanship are encouraged, the real goal is to install values that will contribute to the future development of young women in the program.
All Darke County Girls Welcome
The Greenville Girls Softball Association continues to offer Slow-Pitch and Fast Pitch Softball to all Darke County Girls! Our organization is going strong and growing with over 500 girls participating throughout the summer and fall.
Slow Pitch is offered to all girls ages 4-19 years old. Leagues include Tee Ball, Munchkin, Minor, Junior, and Senior leagues.
Fast Pitch is offered to all Greenville girls and also girls outside the Greenville School District who are not offered to play in the Cross County Fast Pitch League that Greenville is currently a part of. Fast Pitch is offered to girls in grades, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th & 8th grade. The Fast Pitch League is a traveling fast pitch league.
Girls may play both Slow Pitch and Fast Pitch and are required to only pay once OR participate in our annual fundraiser and meet the fundraiser goals.
GGSA also offers a Fall Fast Pitch League for girls ages 10 and under, 12U, and 14U years of age. The league has grown substantially in a short period of time and has become a regional event with girls coming from Darke, Preble, Mercer, Van Wert, and Montgomery counties in Ohio, and Randolph county in Indiana. Over 200 girls or 20 teams participated in the league in 2012!!
Please contact any officer with any questions concerning our leagues and tournaments. We look forward to having another great season in 2013!!! See you at the ballpark!
Support GGSA With Your Kroger Rewards Card
Please help support GGSA with your Kroger plus card. This will cost you nothing just a little bit of time and registering your card online. This is a way we can raise money to help improve our facilities to make it better for the girls in the future. Our organization number for the card is 82737. There are diections attached for you to register your card on-line. If you have any questions feel free to ask a GGSA officer, and we do appreciate your support.
FROM THE KROGER COMPANY...
Giving more back to the community!
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The Community Programs Staff
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Directions to Stebbins Field
For more detailed directions to Stebbins Field please click on the "directions" link on the menu on the left hand side of this page.
RECORD NUMBERS FOR GGSA FALL LEAGUE
The 2012 Greenville Girls Softball Association Fall Fast Pitch League has been deemed a huge success. A total of 217 girls made up a total of 20 teams, playing a scheduled double header every Sunday during the month of September for a total of 8 games. The instructional, non-competitive league, was made up of girls from Darke, Mercer, Auglaize, Montgomery, Van Wert, Miami, and Preble counties in Ohio, as well as Randolph county in Indiana. Girls ages 7-14 years of age took part in the league this season in 14U, 12U, and 10U divisions.
The association started the league just five years ago with just 3 teams competing the first season. It has now grown into a full day of games and 20 teams participating. GGSA is proud to host the fall event and plans to continue the league for many years to come.
The Greenville Girls Softball Association would like to thank this years fall league sponsors which include: Marco's Pizza, Wayne Hospital, Furry Friends Grooming, Greenville National Bank, Second National Bank, and Club 7 Sports/Greenville Trophies. Without these fine sponsors the fall league would not be as successful as it has become. Please thank these sponsors by supporting their business! Don't forget to thank them for supporting GGSA!!!!
GGSA would also like to thank all of the players, coaches, parents, officers, umpires, and volunteers for helping to make the fall league a success again in 2012! Thank you!!!
2013 will be the 41st season of the Greenville Girls Softball Association. Please keep up with GGSA at www.ggsaonline.com or follow them on facebook! Exciting things are happening at Stebbins Field! Plan on being a part of it all!!!
Upcoming GGSA Events
|Saturday, Jun 15 |
| Ohio Wave Summer Smackdown - 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U || || Stebbins Field ( GGSA ) ||Sunday, Jun 16 |
| Ohio Wave Summer Smackdown - 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U || || Stebbins Field ( GGSA ) ||Wednesday, Jun 19 |
| 3rd/4th Grade CCL Tournament @ Arcanum || || Bradford Schools ||Thursday, Jun 20 |
| 3rd/4th Grade CCL Tournament @ Arcanum || || Bradford Schools ||Friday, Jun 21 |
| 3rd/4th Grade CCL Tournament @ Arcanum || || Bradford Schools ||Saturday, Jun 22 |
| 3rd/4th Grade CCL Tournament @ Arcanum || || Bradford Schools ||Sunday, Jun 23 |
| 3rd/4th Grade CCL Tournament @ Arcanum || || Bradford Schools ||Thursday, Jun 27 |
| 5th/6th Grade CCL Tournament @ Greenville || || Stebbins Field ( GGSA ) ||Friday, Jun 28 |
| 5th/6th Grade CCL Tournament @ Greenville || || Stebbins Field ( GGSA ) ||Saturday, Jun 29 |
| 5th/6th Grade CCL Tournament @ Greenville || || Stebbins Field ( GGSA ) |
For a complete calendar listing, click here!
||Greenville Girls Softball Association, Inc.