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posted Friday, July 4 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 27
Emerald City Classic tournament this weekend
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Emerald City Classic tournament this weekend

Pride weekend may be behind us. But the party rolls on from July 4 to 6 across multiple Seattle-area venues, as the Emerald City Softball Association presents the Emerald City Classic tournament - now one of the country's largest Gay softball events.

As many as 1,100 players are expected for the two-day tournament, which features a record 72 teams spanning 14 cities and two countries. Teams will travel from as far as Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Vancouver (BC) not to mention individual players arriving from Tampa and other cities.

Festivities kick off from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 4, with a registration and opening party at World Sports Grille, 731 Westlake Ave. N. The event will feature free pool and table tennis - plus, a fantastic view of Lake Union fireworks after dark.

Games begin Saturday, July 5 at Redmond's Marymoor Park - King County's largest park - as well as North SeaTac Park and Valley Ridge Park in SeaTac, Petrovitsky Park in Renton and Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines. They continue July 6, with championship games in each division slated for that afternoon.

After the games, join players for an awards ceremony and closing party from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, featuring entertainment from Isaac Scott.

This is the second straight year that the ECC has sold out, tournament director Eric Goemer says. The 2013 ECC featured a then record 60 teams. Securing additional playfields for 2014 allowed this year's tournament to be the largest it has even been - a massive transformation since it began as the Cascade Cup in 1981, Goemer says.

'Our goal is to provide a great overall experience,' Goemer says. 'We use quality softball complexes and outfit each complex with enough volunteers to make sure tournament play is as efficient and easy as possible.

'We also put a lot of effort into our events, as we know tournaments are just as much about the socializing as it is the competition.

Fortunately, Seattle folk are friendly and welcoming, which makes my hospitality efforts that much easier. But most of all, we take pride in making sure all of the attending teams have everything they need to have a successful tournament.'

These efforts have paid off, with many out-of-town teams returning each year. In fact, the 2014 ECC features many more non-Seattle teams than Seattle participants.

'We play on great fields, it's a well-run tournament and there are great people to meet, great events and parties,' says Canada's Vancouver Hellfish, which has participated in the ECC for at least eight years.

The ECC is proud to have Bud Light as an emerald sponsor again in 2014. Platinum sponsors include Rich King of Cobalt Mortgage and PB&J Textiles, and the ECC's silver-level sponsors are Ajaxx63, 1st Security Bank and Rein Fire Ranch.

Want to follow the action? Scores and teams' 'paths to the championship' will be updated in near-real time on seattleecc.com, using a similar platform to what the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) employs for its Gay Softball World Series each year.



About the ECSA: The ECSA started in Seattle in 1980 has grown to be a welcoming place for LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ players to partake in softball. It is now one of the nation's oldest and largest Gay-softball leagues, with 38 league teams in 2014. As a member of NAGAAA - which represents more than 10,000 players in 36 member cities in the U.S. and Canada - the ECSA sends its top teams to each year's NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series. In September, a record 11 teams will be representing Seattle and the ECSA in the World Series in Dallas.

For more information about the Emerald City Classic or the ECSA, please visit emeraldcitysoftball.org/ecc or contact tournament director Eric Goemer, tournamentdirector@seattlegaysoftball.com, or marketing/communications director Tony Stasiek, marcom@seattlegaysoftball.com.

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