The Kickoff Parade of the WUSA Girls Softball season.

This is one of those moments that demonstrates why I LOVE living in West University Place.  Check out these delightful munchkins!  This annual parade celebrates the kickoff of the West U Girls Softball season.  No question - this is home-town living at its best!

The parade is sponsored by one of our neighborhood sports organizations - the West University Softball Association (WUSA).  WUSA is one of the largest fastpitch softball organizations in the country, with over 500 girls on over 50 teams.  The players range from 4 t0 15 years old for the regular spring and fall season, and from 7 to 16 years for summer tournaments teams.  The teams compete on a number of local playing fields, including the grounds of West University Elementary School; Pershing Middle School; and the new "South Campus" down Stella Link.

WUSA lists its priorities as "safety, fun, skills and winning, in that order."  The all-volunteer organization strives to strike a balance between competition and participation.  For example, the rules require all player to rotate onto the filed at least one inner per game.

For more information about this excellent neighborhood program, check out the WUSA website.

Roger Martin