North Hempstead has been working with the Long Island Senior Softball Association to create a new town senior softball team. The team will be part of LISSA and is open to residents of North Hempstead, 60 years of age and over.
The town has agreed to fund the team’s costs, which will include umpire fees, league dues and funding for jerseys for the team’s members.
“North Hempstead is always looking for new and innovative ways to keep our senior residents engaged and active. The addition of a senior softball league is in keeping with our goals of increasing programming and providing recreational activities for our seniors,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.
The team will play 60 games beginning in 2020, 30 of which are home games and double-headers. The season will take place from May through September with games being played during the morning hours and taking place at a Town of North Hempstead park, to be announced.
“We are thrilled to be able to follow up on this idea, brought to us by our residents. We are looking forward to bringing senior softball to North Hempstead and join our fellow Hempstead and Oyster Bay townships with a team of our own,” said Council Member Lurvey.
The Town offers a wide variety of programs for seniors, including exercise classes, discussion groups, and meditation activities. The Senior Softball Team is an expansion in this programming, with the goal of giving seniors even more opportunities to remain active in North Hempstead.
Anyone interested can call the Long Island Senior Softball Association at 516-510-8341 or the 311 Call Center.