Loudoun County, VA (October 6, 2015) – The Ashburn Girls Softball League (AGSL) is hosting the Madison Small Scholarship Benefit Tournament this weekend, which will benefit the AGSL Madison Small Scholarship Program, recently renamed and dedicated in memory of Madison. The tournament is listed through the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).
In April 2015, the Loudoun softball community suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Broad Run High School senior captain, Madison Small. Madison was a four-year varsity softball player for the Spartans. Like so many other softball players, Madison began her softball career in the AGSL 8U house division. As Madison began to develop her softball skills, she moved on to play for the AGSL Pride program and eventually the Ashburn Shooting Stars. During her travel softball career, she played for the Vienna Stars, Baseliners, and Glory softball programs.
Madison was a beautiful young lady with many wonderful qualities. She was smart, athletic, kind, thoughtful and hard working. Madison was successful at every endeavor that she was a part of. She was the kind of child that every parent hopes to have. Madison was the kind of person that we all aspire to be. We all have lost a beautiful young lady and heaven has gained an angel!
In honor of the contributions that Madison made to the softball community and for the important role she played in the Ashburn Girls Softball League, the Annual AGSL Scholarship was renamed in April 2015 to the AGSL Madison Small Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to former AGSL players that have demonstrated sportsmanship, citizenship and commitment to the game of softball that resulted in a positive impact on their own development and AGSL as a whole. This is precisely the type of player that Madison was. Funds raised from athletes participating in this tournament will go towards this annual scholarship that will be awarded to deserving high school seniors in Madison’s name.
As of now there are over 70 teams competing in various age divisions. There will be over 160 games played around Loudoun County on Saturday and Sunday at 17 different fields at 4 softball complexes.
Fast-Pitch 10 Open
Fast Pitch 12C
Fast-Pitch 12 Open
Fast-Pitch High School
It is anticipated to be a great first time event!
Tournament games will be played at Potomac Lakes Park, Claude Moore Park, Bolen Park, Trailside Park and Trailside Middle School on Saturday and Potomac Lakes, Claude Moore Park and Bolen Park on Sunday.
Saturday, October 10, 2015:
Click here for the Tournament Pool Play Schedule
Here is a list of championship games times and locations for Sunday:
Sunday, October 11, 2015:
|Championship Game||Time||Location/Field Number|
|12 Championship||12:30 PM||Bolen Park #8|
|HS Championship||12:30 PM||Potomac Lakes #1|
|16B Championship||2:00 PM||Potomac Lakes #3|
|10C Championship||3:30 PM||Potomac Lakes #1|
|12C Championship||3:30 PM||Bolen Park #9|
|14 Championship||3:30 PM||Claude Moore #1|
|10 Championship||5:00 PM||Claude Moore #9|
The championship brackets will be single elimination.
The tournament committee of Chris Keyser, Dave Carver, Dan Boyle, Sarah Boyle, Tim and Rachel Small have teamed up with local businesses and softball teams to put on this first-time event. We know that Madison is looking down at everyone and has a beaming smile from ear-to-ear!
Come on out to the ball park and see some great softball this weekend! There are a lot of outstanding athletes playing for a most worthy cause, The AGSL Madison Small Scholarship Benefit Tournament. A one-minute moment of silence at 12:00PM at all ball parks will be observed in the memory of Madison.
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