On June 10, 2016 six people were elected to the Casey Softball Hall of Honor.
- Mike Bohanon, Meritorious Service
- Christi Burris Dodd, Player
- Megan Murphy, Player
- Jim Knierim, Meritorious Service
- Toni Smith Mullen, Player
- Bob Stifal, Player
The induction ceremony date will be held at a later date this summer.
Continuing with Casey’s theme of “Big Things in a Small Town” the Illinois ASA Hall of Fame Museum will soon have its own “big” attraction. Two large wooden bats are being made and will soon be in place in front of the museum. Here is a sneak peek.
At the Executive Council meeting in Decatur, Illinois early last month, the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Executive Committee voted to induct twelve individuals and four teams/organizations into their Softball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be at the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Banquet at the Decatur Hotel and Convention Center on April 9, 2016.
Click here to view the list of inductees.
Representing Markwell Funeral Home in Casey, Jay Markwell makes a donation to the museum. Markwell Funeral Home is one of the top supporters of the Illinois ASA Hall of Fame Museum. The museum relies on donations from individuals, merchants, and the City of Casey since it does not receive state or federal funding. As of Decemeber 2015, we have hosted 9,650 visitors from 15 countries, 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Pictured are museum treasurer Joe Snedeker, Jay Markwell, museum president Steve Voris and museum secretary Bill Burris. Museum director Rob Robison was not present.
Congratulations to the Pickneyville Falcons for winning the 2015 Mens Wooden Bat Tournament in Casey, IL on July 19, 2015. Check out more pictures from the weekend tournament at the museum’s Facebook page.
Central Illinois has always been a leader in fastpitch softball activities. Casey in particular has been active in promotion and recognition of the game. A softball program has been in continuous operation since the early 1930’s. In 1982 a Fast Pitch Hall of Honor committee was selected with the approval of the Illinois Amateur Softball Association. The purpose is to select people who have made outstanding contributions as a player, umpire, sponsor, commissioner, announcer, sports writer, sportscaster, manager or other official designation. Currently 141 men and women have been selected for entry into The Casey Softball Hall of Honor.
The 2015 Inductees who will be recognized at the 2015 Mens Wooden Bat Tournament on July 17, 2015:
- Lee Ann Butcher
- Larry Budd
- Deb Sloat
- Mike Patrick
- Jenny Wimbley
- Terri Cox
The Illinois Amateur Softball Association 2015 mens tournament schedule kicks off this weekend with the Mens Wooden Bat tournament in Casey, Illinois. An induction ceremony will take place at 6:30pm at the East Stadium followed by the first two games, one game will take place at the East Stadium the other game at the West Stadium. Here is the bracket for the Mens Wooden Bat Tournament.