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World Cup of Softball to Boost BackSoftball Efforts

ISF President to Throw Out Ceremonial Pitch

By TSC Contributors COURTNEY KING & NICOLE GONZALEZ 
 
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA  We recently had the opportunity to interview Don E. Porter, President of the International Softball Federation, the organization behind the BackSoftball campaign to help get softball reinstated for the 2016 Olympics. 
 
The ISF has been going to great lengths to prove that softball is an independent sport that is truly universal, promoting events across the globe including Africa and Asia. In addition, the ISF has 127 involved national federations world-wide and thousands of volunteers that educate many countries that aren’t familiar with the sport. They send over $3 million in softball equipment to over 70 countries annually. 
 
This weekend, ESPN will bring softball to the world as they televise The World Cup of Softball from Oklahoma City worldwide to 146 countries, thereby sending a clear message to the IOC about softball’s global popularity. ISF President Don Porter will be on hand and have the amazing honor of be throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. Read more.

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