Women’s world softball championships coming to Surrey

Fifteenth annual championship coming to Surrey in July

Some of the best women's softball players in the world are set to come to Surrey in 2016 at the WBSC women's world softball championship.

The largest women’s softball event in the world, the Women’s World Softball Championship, is offering athletes, friends and families the opportunity to stuff stockings with merchandise and tickets to one of the most anticipated international sporting events of 2016.

It’s that time of year again, and organizers of the Women’s World Softball Championship are offering ticket discounts and accepting donations to help bring international softball players to Surrey, B.C. Next July, an array of culture, intense athleticism and world-class competition will flood the diamonds in our backyard.

“Coordinating an international event on this scale is quite the undertaking, but we’re confident our community will assist us to create an exceptional and welcoming softball tournament for women around the world,” said Chairmen, Greg Timm. “As an organization we value helping one another to achieve our common goals.”

This prestigious event, also known as SURREY 2016, will welcome young female athletes from around the world, many who never dreamed they would have an opportunity to compete on the world stage in Canada. Donations towards the event will support the fulfillment of a tremendous journey for these young women, as well as support the many programs and activities organizers have planned to inspire youth to engage in sport and promote positive relationships. We trust the skills and lessons learned during this experience will lend themselves to success in sport, education and business. The foundation of softball itself is based on cooperation and teamwork, which is exactly what is required to successfully execute an event of this size.

Be part of the movement towards gender equality in sport – please support these female athletes, who otherwise would not have the opportunity, to do what they love and experience Canada. If you’d like to donate please visit: www.surrey2016.com/donate

For more information and to purchase merchandise or discounted tickets in time for the holidays, visit www.surrey2016.com. Find us on Twitter @Surrey_2016 or Facebook.

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