York, Pennsylvania, will host the 2023 USA Slow Pitch National Championships from September 8-10, the first time the event organized by the International Slow Pitch Softball Association has been held outside the state of Florida.
The championship will bring together adult slow pitch softball teams from all over the United States and Puerto Rico for three days of competition at the Bob Hoffman Sports Complex at Veterans Memorial Park.
The tournament will feature men’s, women’s, coed and senior divisions. The championships are being funded through a $50,000 grant from the York County Tourism Grant Program, which ISPS applied for last year. The grant program is designed to invest in York’s tourism economy and bring events like the USA Slow Pitch National Championships to the county, drawing visitors to the area.
“The community here is very supportive of sports. It was a no-brainer to come here to York, Pennsylvania,” said ISPS Commissioner Manuel Ferrero.
ISPS said Explore York’s aggressive bid package was a key factor in bringing the tournament to the destination.
“This event would not be possible without the generous support of the York County Tourism Grant Program and my long-standing relationship with the Sport York team,” Ferrero said.
The tournament logo that will be used on player uniforms was unveiled this week along with a new legacy program in which ISPS will be donating 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Ferguson Elementary School in York.