General Tire steps up as World Cup of Softball IX title sponsor
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of
America/USA Softball announced today that General Tire, has once again stepped
up as the title sponsor of the World Cup of Softball IX held in Irvine, Calif.
July 7-13. With worldwide television coverage across the ESPN networks,
coverage kicks off on July 10 with five international women’s fast pitch games
featuring Team USA airing on ESPN or ESPN2. This marks the
second-consecutive year that General Tire has served as the title sponsor for
the World Cup of Softball, which is an International Softball Federation (ISF)
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"It’s an honor to continue our sponsorship of the World Cup
of Softball in 2014," says Travis Roffler, director of marketing for
General Tire. "With a record high eight international teams, competing to
be crowned the World Cup champion, we couldn't be more excited to be a part of
this series and to engage with this group of enthusiastic fans."
The ESPN networks are the exclusive domestic home of the General
Tire World Cup of Softball and feature over 10 hours of live coverage including
the Championship Game on Sunday, July 13 at 12 p.m. ET. All telecasts
will be aired in HD and also available for live streaming via WatchESPN.
The games will also be available on the ESPN Pacific Rim International
This marks a historic year for the General Tire World Cup of
Softball as a record eight countries, including Canada, Chinese Taipei, Japan,
Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, USA and Venezuela, are scheduled to
participate. This also marks the first time the event heads west to
Irvine, Calif. due to ongoing renovations at OGE Energy Field at the ASA Hall
of Fame Stadium. Held July 7-13 at Bill Barber Park, Deanna Manning
Stadium, games that are not on the ESPN networks will be available via
live-stream on USASoftball.com.
The complete domestic ESPN telecast schedule is below:
Time (Local Pacific Standard Time)
10 USA vs
6:00 PM - ESPN
6:00 PM - ESPN
12 USA vs Puerto
Rico 10:00 AM– ESPN2
USA vs Chinese Taipei 5:00 PM - ESPN2
Game 10:00 AM– ESPN
Single session tickets, which start at $10 for general admission
seating and $30 for stadium seating, are now available for purchase.
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The 2014 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster will be
announced on June 22 following the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection
For all of the latest information on all of the USA Softball
National Teams, including a schedule of all 2014 events, visit www.USASoftball.com.
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Headquartered in Plant City, Florida (USA), the ISF is a member of
the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the world governing body for
the sport which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and
SportAccord (formerly the General Association of International Sports
Federations). Softball (women’s fast pitch) made its Olympic debut at the 1996
Games in Atlanta. There are 127 affiliated countries in the ISF and millions of
participants in the sport worldwide.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National
Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United
States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports
organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of
76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early
days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5
million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA
that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team
programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and
promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic
competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two
women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive
gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women
have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven
consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more
information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com.