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Raley Field Proud To Host USA Softball Women’s National Team

Team USA, which features local softball standouts, to play two games at Raley Field on July 13

West Sacramento, CA 
– The Sacramento River Cats and Raley Field are proud and excited to welcome the world’s best in softball, the USA Softball Women’s National Team, to Sacramento. The team will compete in an exhibition doubleheader event on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Raley Field. Game times are set for 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Tickets are just $25 for the doubleheader and the event is General Admission. An autograph session with Team USA will also be held immediately following the games.

Team USA, featuring local softball standouts Ally Carda (Elk Grove Girls Softball & Lady Magic) and Ali Aguilar, (American River Girls Softball & AASA), will play against a team selected of Sacramento area players who grew up playing in local rec and travel teams, and are currently playing at the college level. This elite group of athletes will be coached by American River Softball Coach, Darin Delgado, and UCLA and Team USA Alum, Lyndsey Klein.

USA Softball Sacramento is excited to welcome the best-of-the-best in women’s softball to Sacramento. This event gives our community a chance to see softball played at the highest level by what could be future 2020 Olympians…all right here in our own backyard,” said Cassi Ponzo, Program Director for USA Softball Sacramento. “With the added exclusive events plus the chance to see so much of our local talent compete, this event will be fun for the whole family.”

Ponzo’s sentiment was echoed by River Cats General Manager Chip Maxson, who noted the excitement surrounding the event.

“Any time you have the chance to see world-class athletes, you stop and pay attention,” said Maxson. “I know our staff are just as excited to see these two teams play at Raley Field as the fans. It’s really going to be something special.”

Fans can park for free at Raley Field for the event by using the Lasher Elk Grove carpool parking pass. The parking pass requires at least four people per vehicle and can be obtained by visiting www.lasherautogroup.com/rivercats, selecting the 7/13 date, and clicking submit. Simply print the certificate and present it upon entrance to the parking lot to take advantage of free parking.

The USA Softball Women’s National Team will also host a VIP Meet & Greet, providing a special opportunity to socialize with Team USA and the Sacramento All-Star team in a more exclusive setting. Guests will enjoy dinner with the athletes and coaches of Team USA and be treated to some fun motivational speaking and prizes. Included in the VIP Meet & Greet Package is a USA Softball Shirt and softball for autographs. Limited space is available for this once in a lifetime opportunity to socialize with Team USA. The VIP Meet & Greet will be held at the Falls Event Center in Roseville from 6:30pm-8:30pm the night prior to the exhibition games (July 12) and is open to all ages.

For more information about the exhibition game and the special events and to purchase tickets, please visit us at www.usasoftballsacramento.org.

Courtesy of the Sacramento River Cats Media Relations