HOUSTON, Texas The Texas Thunder of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), announced today that they will participate in a youth softball day with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, May 29th.
Players from the first-year Thunder will be signing autographs for fans in Union Station Lobby at Minute Maid Park from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
The Thunder will also be introduced as a team for the first-time prior to the Astros first pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals. For Team USA gold medalist and Houstons own, Christa Williams will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Discounted tickets are available for the game and these can be purchased either in advance or on the day of the game. Group discounts are also available by contacting Jaime Williams with the Astros at (713) 259-8320. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with another and is subject to change. All ticket sales are subject to availability.
To obtain more information on the softball youth day, including a ticket order form, please
NPF, the worlds premier professional fastpitch softball league for women, consists of six teams located throughout the United States and features former USA Softball Womens National Team members, collegiate All-Americans and all-conference selections. NPFs 60-game regular-season schedule begins Tuesday, June 1 and concludes Wednesday, Aug. 18. The 2004 season features the inaugural NPF All-Star Game, the first-ever NPF Championship Semifinal and the first NPF Championship Series.
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, and has been in operation since 1997 under the names Womens Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Womens Professional Softball League (WPSL).