Often referred to as “Winnipeg South”, we are a community-based group of mature adults in Winnipeg 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 Century Arena at the corner of Clarence and Hamelin Streets 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.
The House League games are open to mixed participation by all members. In addition to the House League games, our organization supports several “travelling” teams, comprised of members who wish to participate in more competitive games against teams from elsewhere in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. The travelling teams play league games at the John Blumberg (Headingley) and Buhler (Transcona) Recreational Complexes on Mondays and Wednesdays. They may also play in other tournaments in Southern Manitoba. Typically, House League and most travelling 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. Come on out and give us a try.
Doug Pratt President, South Winnipeg Senior Slow-Pitch League