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Racers Host the USSSA Pride, July 12, 2014 in the 1st Annual Akron Racers Classic
Akron, OH — January 2, 2014 - Akron Racers GM, Joey Arrietta announced today that the Racers will host the USSSA Pride on Saturday, July 12 in Columbus, OH, at the 1st Annual Akron Racers Classic. The game will be played as a part of the highly successful Buckeye Showdown RecruitFest.
“I wanted to bring the professional game to Columbus for a several years now and the opportunity to partner with Bill Beckham and be a part of the RecruitFest was perfect,” commented Arrietta. “I am excited to provide young players participating in the Showdown with the opportunity to see the best players in the world compete.”
The RecruitFest features 220 teams’ ages 14-18 years as collegiate coaches from around the country will assemble to get a look at the best talent East of the Mississippi. The NFCA will conduct a clinic on Thursday, July 10 with the tournament games set to begin on Friday morning, July 11. The Racers will battle the 2013 NPF Cowles Champions on Saturday, July 12 at 8pm. 
Teams entering the tournament will receive a special ticket package which includes 15 tickets for just $99. The general public is encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for $8.50. Tickets at the gate will be $10. All tickets are general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at beginning January 13th.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 13th season of play in 2014. 
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's o Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fast pitch softball since 2002.