The 2021 41st Annual ISP Softball tournament will again be held at Spartan Park in Chatham on the weekend of September 17-19. This is a great family event that builds comradery state wide, while also raising money for the ISP Gold Star Families and the ISP Heritage Foundation. The ISP Heritage Foundation will be assisting with the funds and planning for the event. With the tournament being canceled last year due to Covid, we are looking forward to a great tournament. The details of the event are as follows. There will be a preparty located at DH Browns in Springfield Friday night starting at 6 PM with food and drinks provided. A coaches meeting will take place at 7 PM. All games will be played on Saturday and Sunday with every team guaranteed to play at least two games on Saturday and one on Sunday. A banquet dinner will be held on Saturday night at the Troopers FOP Lodge. Thank you again to the Lodge for their generosity in assisting with this event. Please begin looking for auction items and the entry fee will be $600 per team this year. If you have sponsors for teams or for the tournament please contact us. All Coaches for each team need to email us prior to September 1st, if you know you have a team please respond ASAP, so we can begin blocking off the correct number of hotel rooms and number of meals needed for the caterer. New teams are welcome to play if your district, zone, or work unit is interested. Also, anyone interested in playing on a team that does not have one may respond and we can hopefully find a team for you to play on or create an additional team with the additional players.
Tentatively, we are looking at using The Crowne Plaza, the Holiday Inn, and the Abraham Lincoln hotel as host hotels for the event. We are waiting on a confirmation of the hotel rates. We are still working on blocking off hotel rooms and securing a caterer. More information will be forthcoming as we iron out some of the final details. Again, we would like to thank all who will participate and donate to this great event, as we look forward to another successful year. Be safe and we look forward seeing you soon.
Please respond to Trooper Roy Manasco or Master Sergeant Craig Neighbours with teams, donations, or any questions you may have about the event.
Tpr. Roy Manasco
M/Sgt. Craig Neighbours