WHSAA Officially Approves Softball

Written by on November 6, 2019

THE WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION VOTED UNANIMOUSLY ON TUESDAY TO APPROVE SOFTBALL AS AN OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORT IN WYOMING.

ACCORDING TO THE CASPER STAR TRIBUNE, DISCUSSIONS BEGAN AFTER A GROUNDSWELL OF SUPPORT PREDOMINANTLY OUT OF CODY. KEITH UNGRUND, CODY PRIDE CLUB PRESIDENT AT THE TIME, AND A GROUP OF SOFTBALL PLAYERS IN ARIZONA HELPED LEAD A VIRAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN ORIGINALLY TITLED “#WHYNOTWYOMINGSOFTBALL” STARTING IN AUGUST 2018. PARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6 VOTED IN FAVOR OF ADDING HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL LAST NOVEMBER.

THE WHSAA APPROVING SOFTBALL IS A VICTORY FOR THE GIRLS ACROSS THE STATE OF WYOMING,” UNGRUND TOLD THE STAR-TRIBUNE. “THE MOVEMENT THAT TOOK BREATH AGAIN IN AUGUST OF 2018 WAS A UNIFIED EFFORT OF GIRLS TO DEMONSTRATE TO THEIR SCHOOL BOARD THE LEVEL OF INTEREST AND WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS TO MAKE THIS A REALITY.

WYOMING JOINS 48 OTHER STATES WHO OFFER SOFTBALL AS A HIGH SCHOOL SPORT. WE THANK THE WHSAA AND ALL THE SCHOOLS WHO WORKED WITH SOFTBALL SUPPORTERS TO MAKE THIS A REALITY.”

THE FIRST OFFICIAL SOFTBALL SEASON WILL BE PLAYED IN THE SPRING OF 2021.


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