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Seattle named host city for 2008 Gay Softball World Series
Seattle named host city for 2008 Gay Softball World Series
More than 200 teams expected for weeklong event

SEATTLE - Last Sunday, Seattle was named host city for the 2008 Gay Softball World Series by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), the international governing body for Gay softball. The event is tentatively scheduled for August 22-30, 2008, and is expected to draw more than 200 teams, organizers said.

The bid was received a boost last week with the announced endorsements of King County Executive Ron Sims and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. Officials from the Seattle Sports Commission and the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau also participated in the bid presentation.

Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) officials presented their bid to delegates from the leagues participating in the Gay Softball World Series - a number which grew by two, bringing the total to 58 with the addition of the Gay softball leagues from Silicon Valley and Greater Palm Beach.

The Seattle bid emphasized the progressive social environment of the Puget Sound area and the ideal weather Seattle offers for an August sporting event. In addition, Seattle presented its partnership with key local groups such as Team Seattle and the Greater Seattle Business Association, which are poised to promote Seattle as an attractive destination for the 4,000 visitors expected for the event.

An Emerald City Softball Association press release

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