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USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today that Bob Adams (Peoria, Ill.) has been appointed as Commissioner for USA Softball of Illinois. Adams will assume the role following the retirement of Commissioner Don Brewer.
The USA Softball Museum and Hall of Fame has started construction on a 22’ by 16’ addition to the existing structure in Fairview Park in Casey, Illinois. The budget for said addition is $12,000, of which $9000 has already been raised thru various donors. As of today, the addition has been sided and roofed, while interior work needs to be completed namely: electrical work, heating and air ducts, interior walls and flooring, plus shelving and display cabinets. The board of directors is establishing a Facebook fundraiser solicitation for contributions to finish the project with a goal of $3000. We would like to reach our goal by mid November in order to fill the addition with new memorabilia and artifacts honoring local and regional honorees. Your support of this fund raiser will be documented by a donor board recognizing your generous support.
Eight local softball players and officials were inducted into the Casey Softball Hall of Honor on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The ceremony took place at Warrior Field at 9:30am. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
We have some sad news to share. Bill Burris passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was a Director of the Illinois ASA Softball Museum and a recipient of the Casey Softball Hall of Honor. On April 13, 2019 he was inducted into the Illinois State Hall of Fame. Softball was his passion and he announced Casey Girls home games for nearly 15 years. He will be dearly missed.
(L to R) Joe Snedeker, Museum Treasurer, Kim Brasier, Museum Director, Bill Burris, Museum Secretary, Bev Liebenow and J.R. Fredricks, Casey State Bank, Steve Voris, Museum President
In January of 2018 the Casey Softball Museum Board of Directors met to discuss an idea of replacing the outfield fence at the Historic Trucker Stadium. The fencing was in disrepair and unsafe for teams to use the field. Phelps Fencing of Westfield gave an estimate on the cost of replacing the fence.
At that time it was decided to put a “Go Fund Me” page on Facebook to try and raise the necessary funds to replace the fence. After a short time and several contributions, one of our local banks contacted us and they were willing to cover all the costs of replacing the fence.
The Casey State Bank stepped forward in our time of need and graciously agreed to fund this project. Phelps Fencing of Westfield was contacted and the removal and construction of the new fence was started.
In a short time the new fence was installed, and it is very nice and a job well done. The Casey Softball Museum had a large sign made to commemorate this generous donation and it is on display on the center field portion of the fence.
The museum directors are pleased to announce that new cabinetry was recently built and donated to the girls’ portion of the museum by Carroll Stinson. The directors thank Carroll and Ilene for their ongoing support.
On August 25, 2018 the following individuals were inducted into the Casey Softball Hall of Honor: Trisha (Hupp) Gilbert Deb (Montgomery) Hawkins Mark Brayfield J.D. Spangler Melissa (Hickox) Daily Paul & Lois Yealick Family