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Welcome to the the Greater Altoona Girls Softball Association (GAGSA) Homepage!  My name is Brian Osborn and I am the GAGSA President.  The new site is still under construction, so please check back often to see the new information about the happenings within the organization.  The new board has been working hard this past fall to get into each of the new roles and we are very excited with the progress that has been made and the opportunities moving forward for the organization.  As we gear up for another great season of softball, we wanted to reflect on 2014 and look ahead to 2015 with each of you.

I would like to begin by thanking the contributions of the 2014 GAGSA board members.  This board worked to put several key items in place that the girls and the fans will be able to benefit from in 2015 and ahead.  One of the key items you will notice, are brand new bases on each of the fields.  The new bases are not only a cosmetic upgrade, but also hold several key safety features such as being a "break-away" base.  Another great addition that you will notice at the complex, is the installation of a new restroom.  This is something that has been needed for several years.  With the help of the City, the restrooms were completed earlier this fall and will be opened this coming Spring.

As the new board took shape this fall, we had a vision as a board to not just look at the immediate needs, but to ensure we were setting the organization up for success moving into the future.  We have several items that we will be working on throughout the complex.  Some of these include re-surfacing of the playing fields, enhancing the structure around the pitching lanes and batting cages, and enhancements to the fencing around the complex.  As these items and others start to take shape, we will be sharing more specific details and plans for each.

The participation in our programs continue to see great participation.  This past summer, try-outs were held for the tournament teams.  With the level of participants, we were able to field 10 teams for this coming spring.  This nearly doubles the number of teams we had last year.  We continue to partner with the Southeast Polk Girls Softball program and Head Coach Tia Stiles.  We also currently have league registration open for all age groups as well and are excited to start to see another season kick-off.

As you can see, it is a very exciting time to be part of GAGSA.  Our board is eager to continue to enhance the opportunities for the girls and our programs.  The success of this program lies with not only the board members, but also volunteers within our community.  The involvement and time commitment varies from volunteer to volunteer, but all is greatly appreciated.  If you would like to help the organization out, I encourage you to reach out to myself or another board member, no matter how big or small.  We are also in the process of lining up Sponsors for our organization.  If you would like to or know of an organization that may want to Sponsor, please feel free to contact us. 

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Looking forward to another great season of softball!

Brian Osborn

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GAGSA Mailing Address:

GAGSA
P.O. Box 131
Altoona, IA., 50009