Altamonte Springs hosts LGBT Women’s World Series

By : Ciara Varone
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Seminole County is hosting the 2015 ASANA Softball World Series, culminating in the championship game on Oct. 24 at the Seminole County Softball Complex in Altamonte Springs. The tournament, with 57 participating teams from across the US, started Oct. 19.

Amateur Sports Alliance of North America and the Central Florida Softball League have worked with the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Florida Sports Foundation, Seminole County’s Tourist Development Council,and Seminole County’s Department of Leisure Services Department, to make this event possible, they said in a press release. It is expected to draw 2,000 female athletes as well as their friends and families to the area. 

The tournament started in 1977 as the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance Gay Softball World Series. Now ASANA is in 24 cities across the nation, offering softball for women in six divisions of play – “A” being the most skilled and “E” serving primarily as recreational play.

With 600 members and 37 teams, the CFSL is the largest LGBT sports league in Central Florida. It is a nonprofit organization that promotes amateur softball for all persons, according to its website.

“It is the tireless efforts of our members, the support of our sponsors, and Seminole County that is making this a reality. We look forward to welcoming teams from across the country and sharing our hometown and hospitality,” Commissioner Richard Harem said in the release.

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