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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teens can participate in girls' slow-pitch league.

Games will be played across North Fulton.

MILTON, Ga., July 19, 2011 - Milton girls ages 13 to 18 can now sign up for a fall, slow-pitch, recreational softball league offered in partnership with the City of Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department.

Online registration is available here. It is also always available from the City of Roswell's Web site, www.roswellgov.com, by choosing the "Recreation Program Registration" button from the left of the home page. Please note this is a two-step process involving setting up an account, then creating the team. For full directions on signing up, see below.

This teen league allows girls to form their own teams and play with friends for an entry fee of $500, which includes a 10-game regular season, a tournament and game jerseys, said Tom Gilliam, Milton's recreation program coordinator. Games will be played throughout Roswell, Alpharetta and Johns Creek. As field space becomes available in Milton, the program will likely expand.

"The teen program is the first step in bringing a regional slow-pitch league to North Fulton," said Gilliam. "We appreciate the combined efforts of all the parks and recreation departments involved in bringing this opportunity to our children."Recently, the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs organized a public survey in order to gain information on the interest in slow-pitch softball in the area.

"Through the responses we determined there is still a demand for [a league]," said Roswell League Supervisor Joel St. Vrain. "There may not be enough for a full league in each city, but there appears to be enough interest to warrant offering a combined league."
Next spring, the coalition will offer recreational slow-pitch softball for girls in two age groups: 9 and 10 year olds and 11 and 12 year olds. In Milton, these games will be played at the Hopewell Middle School diamond, which the city has agreed with Fulton County Schools to maintain in exchange for use of the facility.

More information on this program will be available as registration nears.

For more information on this, or any Milton program, contact Gilliam at 678-242-2519 or tom.gilliam@cityofmiltonga.us.

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