Softball Tournament & Family Fest!
This event is intended for military veterans and their families. The Chicago Park District and the Road Home Program at Rush are partnering up to provide a day of fun, food, and a 16-inch softball tournament for the veteran community.
REGISTRATION FOR TEAMS OR INDIVIDUALS CLOSES MONDAY JULY 8TH
EquipmentA new 16-inch softball will be used at the start of every game. The ball will be broken in and made softer throughout the game. No gloves are allowed by the fielders, who must retrieve the ball with their bare hands. Only female athletes are allowed to wear gloves. Softball bats, not baseball bats, are allowed in the games. Softball bats are shorter (usually about an inch less in length) and have barrels with a smaller diameter.
Field16-inch softball is played on fields of different length depending on the league. For men, the dimensions of the field are 60 feet in between in each base.
Base RunningRunners cannot steal a base, but they will be allowed to take a lead as soon as the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand and toward the plate. If the lead is too long, catchers can throw the ball toward the base the runners to tag them out.
BattingFull swings must be taken at the plate. In other words, no one is allowed to bunt. The construction of the batting order is generally dependent on the specific league the softball is being played in, but for co-ed leagues, the batting order must rotate male, female.
Length of GameGames last 7 innings or 1 hour, whichever occurs first.
For additional questions regarding the rules of play, please contact Andrew Grose at the Chicago Park District at (312) 745-2172.
July 13 @ 9am
where:Beverly Park, 2460 West 102nd Street, Chicago, IL, 60655 map