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Arizona has a long, varied and proud history in fast pitch softball. This web site celebrates that history - from the pioneers who put Arizona firmly on the softball map to our current day stars participating on the world stage of softball.

What's Happening?

2017 Induction Banquet
Saturday August 12, 2017
Radisson Hotel Phoenix North
10220 North Metro Parkway East,
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Registration and a No Host Reception will be from 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM.
During this time, visit the memorabilia tables showcasing the lives of our inductees.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM with the induction program to follow at 7:00 PM.
Dinner choices: Beef, chicken, or other special diet requests, served with vegetables, bread, salad and dessert.
Cash bar will be located in the foyer for the convenience of the attendees.
Tickets for this year’s banquet will be $50.00.
Please contact Bobbi Forner at 602-266-7125 for ticket information or write to:

(ASF) Bobbi Forner 6336 North 11th St. Phoenix, AZ. 85014

Deadline for tickets is July 31st.
There will be a Silent Auction and a 50-50 Raffle prior to the induction ceremony.
Please note only cash and personal checks will be accepted for silent auction items and late dinner reservations.
2017 Annual ASF Golf Tournament
Using the proceeds from the ASF golf tournaments, the Arizona Softball Foundation has provided financial assistance to several young ladies attending a junior college in the state.
New Location: Legacy Golf Club
6808 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Check in: from 6:30 AM-7:15 AM
Shot Gun Start: 7:30 AM
Cost: $80.00 per player or $320.00 for foursome
Includes: lunch, golf cart, range balls, awards & fun
Divisions: Men's, Women's and Mixed Each division must have at least two teams.
Special Contest holes: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, for both men and women plus more
Silent Auction items, 50/50 Raffle tickets, Mulligans and String for sale
Sponsorships available Sponsorships begin as low as $50.
Contact: Ed Fletcher 480 831-6924 or Karen Mischlispy: 602 438-292
2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
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Missy (Panzer) Lombardi: Player: Missy started playing softball at the age of 8 or 9 in the Arizona Girls Softball League (AGS) on the Red Socks team. She started her softball career playing shortstop but changed to catcher. She remained behind the plate throughout her playing career. She moved up to Arizona’s top ASA travel teams including the Cubettes, Lil Saints and the Flames. While on these teams, she attended in many ASA Regional and National Tournaments.
Missy played at Greenway High School, where she was selected to many Skyline Regional All Star teams and the All Arizona Team plus the All Star Game MVP. She played College ball for Central Arizona Junior College and the University of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma, Missy was a member of the Big 12 1996 Championship Team. She was named to the 1996 Big 12 All Tournament Team and second Team All Midwest Region.

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Steve Goodman: Player: Steve played softball 21 years from (1955-1976). During his career, he played catcher and outfielder for some of the best men’s fast pitch teams in Arizona including: the Turquoise Kings, F.E. Bailey, Mesa Kings, Sports Club of America, and U-Kamp. He participated in seven National Tournaments (4 ASA Nationals and 3 ISC Nationals. Steve was a member of several ISC State Championship teams and several ASA and ISC Regional Championship teams.

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Dick Dickson: Contributor:

Dick has coached/managed/owned the Lil Saint's Junior Olympic program since 1988. The Lil Saints program has been and still is one of the top youth fast pitch organizations in the country. Dick's teams had many top 20 finishes in the ASA Nationals on several youth age levels. In 1994, his 18U team had a second place finish at the ASA Nationals. He has helped hundreds of girls reach their dreams of playing college softball. Because of Dick Dickson's hard work and perseverance there has been a place for thousands of girls to play softball.
Summer Newsletter
ASF Scholarship for Fall 2017
Returning recipients:
• Kelsey Chiaverini Mesa Community College

• Celeste Jada Faz Glendale Community College

• Kyla Rae Quintanilla Paradise Valley Community College
As part of this year's induction program, we will be highlighting each scholarship recipient.
Congratulations to our past recipients who just graduated. Way to Go!
• Maricella Holguin-Torres from PVCC

• Dani Arndt from Glendale Community College.
2016 Life Time Achievement Award
The Arizona Softball Foundation is proud to announce our first LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to be presented to Dot Wilkinson.

Dottie started playing softball in 1933 at the age of 11. As the catcher for the PBSW Ramblers for the next 32 years, she was named ASA All-American 19 times, and won National Championship titles in 1940, 1948 and 1949.

Dot became the first women to be inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1976. She was also inducted into the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Arizona Softball Hall of Fame Charter member in 1974.

She is considered the greatest female athlete in Arizona history and Dot is widely considered to be the best softball catcher of all time. She has been a great ambassador for softball and women's sports.

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