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About Western Softball
Intercollegiate athletics is about striving for excellence both on and off the field. As such, student-athletes must develop a host of characteristics that make them very special. This includes formulation of a workable plan, managing time effectively, working hard, learning team strategies, becoming confident, executing complex skills under pressure, being humble, understanding one’s role on the team, learning to overcome adversity, and knowing how to contribute more than one’s share.
“Playing university sports is instrumental in teaching the importance of hard work, time management and how to function as part of a team”
Along the way student-athletes develop lasting friendships, they have a great deal of fun, and they become better individuals. Of course, these quality traits can be learned other ways but often not so systematically. As a result, quality team sport athletes are often very successful in whatever they choose to do after graduation. Very simply, many will be community leaders of the future.
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However, as you might imagine, this process has some costs including travel, equipment, umpire fees, field maintenance, etc. Mustang softball raises about $40,000 every year towards its own operating expenses. This is accomplished by a number of team initiatives (community educational exercise nutrition symposium, youth ball clinics, dinner-silent auction, elementary school tournament, game concessions, advertising revenue, commission on sales of tickets to other Mustang sports, and our Mustang Sponsorship program) as well as the help of a large number of friends of Mustang softball.
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Our plan is to increase these dollars further so we can continue to develop our program. Current priorities include upgrading our practice field so we can play games on campus, building a batting cage for hitting practice, and establishing some scholarship funds.
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Please contact: Peter Lemon
Labatt Health Sciences Building, room 411
(519) 661-2111 x88139
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About Western Softball
Initiated in 2002, Western Softball has won 12 Ontario championships (two 2nd place finishes and two 3rd place finishes). In addition, we have won 5 National titles, finished 2nd twice, 3rd once, and 4th twice.