Laramie Girls Softball Pitches ACSD School Board [VIDEO]
The Laramie Girls Fastpitch Softball (LGS) program will make a special presentation to the Albany County School District School Board Wednesday.
This work session is closed to the public, but the first step in Laramie’s pitch.
The meeting with LGS is part of an ongoing effort across the state of Wyoming to try and help sanction girls’ fastpitch softball as a high school sport. Various organizations across the state have been meeting and presenting to school boards in different school districts.
Laramie begins with its presentation tonight. Then, next Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the ACSD School Board’s monthly meeting, they will be asking the board to sign a letter of support to add girls’ fastpitch softball to the list of sanctioned sports at the high school level by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
LGS Board Member Nick Hauser joined KOWB’s David Settle during the “Laramie Live on KOWB” radio morning show Monday in the video above. They discussed how this wave got going last summer, the conversations thus far with ACSD No. 1 Superintendent Dr. Jubal Yennie, some of their presentation to the school board tonight, and more.
Thus far, Cody, Green River, and Rock Springs have received approval from school boards. Communities like Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, and Worland are also discussing or surveying girls about their interest. Some more presentations to various school boards are expected to take place this spring.
Of note, the WHSAA Board of Directors approved a motion to sanction girls’ fastpitch softball as a spring sport once there are eight teams at their winter meeting in Casper Tuesday. When the sport would start is still up in the air.
LGS is asking folks to come to the School Board meeting on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. to show the community’s support for girls’ fastpitch softball at Laramie High School in the future.
For more Laramie Girls Softball, you can visit them on their Facebook page.