South Winnipeg Senior Slow-Pitch

by | February 25, 2020

Often referred to as “Winnipeg South”, we are a community-based group of “mature” adults in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who have joined together to enjoy the physical and social benefits of slo-pitch softball. We offer to interested individuals opportunities for non-competitive and/or competitive recreation through playing softball with and against others of similar ages and experience. Based in South Winnipeg, our “house league” games are played twice weekly at Moffat Field, located adjacent to the Century Arena at the corner of Clarence and Hamelin in Fort Garry. These games are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May to October (weather permitting) and both male and female members are encouraged to participate. Women, aged 40 and over, are eligible to become members of our organization. Men must be 55 years of age, or older, to be eligible for membership. Many of our members have reached, or exceeded, the biblical three score and ten, and are still going strong.

Our house league games are open to mixed participation by all members, and are intended primarily for exercise and social interaction. In addition to these house league games, our organization supports several “traveling” teams, composed of members who wish to participate in more competitive games against teams from elsewhere in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. The traveling teams play league games at the John Blumberg (Headlingly) and Buhler (Transcona) Recreational complexes on Monday and Wednesdays. They also play in a variety of tournaments around Southern Manitoba. Typically, House League and most traveling games are played on week days during normal working hours, but one of our teams does compete regularly in evening games against teams from other nearby centres. Every interested senior can participate according to his or her interests, skills, and scheduling needs.

Check out our website (swssp.coffeecup.com) for additional information pertaining to our League in regards to membership fees, insurance coverage and contact information.

Brian Swan
President
South Winnipeg Senior Slo-Pitch League.