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Softball tournament planned in Newton

NEWTON, NC (February 4, 2014) – The City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department will keep you moving this winter with softball and basketball tournaments. Join us and stay fit and healthy this winter.

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 for its men and women Industrial/Open Softball League in Room 4 at the Newton Rec Center, 23 S. Brady Ave. For more information, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Charles James at (828) 695-4350.

The Men’s Spring Fling Softball Tournament is set for March 22 at Jacob Fork Park, located off NC 10 West. The entry fee is $135 per team. This double-elimination tournament is limited to the first 12 teams to register. The tournament will use ASA rules, and there will be two home run hitters per game. Teams will be furnished ASA-approved .44 core/375 compression balls. The deadline to register is 9 p.m. March 20. The first place team will receive trophies, and the second place team will receive t-shirts. For further information, contact Recreation Program Coordinator Charles James at (828) 695-4350 or (828) 217-4446.