Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf Newsletter
March 2011 Athletics
In This Issue
Last Chance for Softball
Softball Fee Breakdown
Home Run Rule
Free Agent List
We now offer our free agent list online for those teams that need players and players that needs teams. To sign up or request the free agent list visit our website
Volleyball Champions

Congratulations to all of our volleyball champions! After watching the games and seeing the competition we know you all earned it.  

Serves U right 

Notorious D.I.G

Undefeated Losers

Flamin Joes


 Larson's Mini Storage

Bunker Buildings

Dig This

Seldom Sober

Team Faith

New Ways to Register
You can now register for all our programs from the comfort and convince of your own home. To register and view available programs please visit our web page and select any Register Online link.  
Jumpers for Japan
The HUB Sports Center is sponsoring a Tsunami Relief shoot-a-thon to raise Red Cross donations for medical aid, food, water and shelter for Japanese tsunami survivors.
For more information please visit:

Spring is in the air and sunny weather is just around the corner! With the nice weather approaching we have exciting news to share with you in this month's e-newsletter!

Last Chance to Register Softball


Don't miss your chance to register for the Spring Fling Softball Tournament or the Spring/Summer Softball League!


To register visit our website at  www.spokanecounty.org/parks/recreation and select the Register Online link. If you are not able to register online we are more than happy to register you over the phone (509) 477-4730 or at our office at 404 N. Havana.


Registration Deadline is April 1st!

Fee Breakdown

Have you noticed a change to the breakdown of registration fees? This is a result of a new internal revenue system in which we can no longer break down the registration fee. However below is a suggested breakdown based on previous years for both the sponsors and the players. Please note that the total cost for the Spring/Summer Softball season has only increased by $35. We hope this helps explain the change in our fee structure and please let us know if we can provide you with any further explanation and/or documentation.


                                          2010 Fees         2011 Fees

Suggested Sponsor Fee             $450                $465

Suggested Team Fee                $350                $370     

Total Registration Fee              $800                $835

New Home Run Rule

You Spoke. We Listened.


After receiving numerous requests and much thought the NEW Softball Home Run Rule is here!


On all fenced fields or in cases where obstacles result in a ground-rule home run each team is allowed 3 home runs. After each team reaches 3 home runs the following progressive rule will be implemented. Once both teams have reached their home run limit, either team may hit an additional home run, however; no team can go up by more than one home run at any given time. If any additional home runs occur above the one-up rule the ball will be scored as a dead-ball out. This rule applies to all levels of play without exception.

We hope you enjoyed our March Athletics e-newsletter and we look forward to seeing you out on the softball fields this season.



The Recreation Staff
Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf


Joel Blockman         Garrett Brown          Angela Simmons

Recreation Coordinator     Recreation Coordinator     Recreation Manager

Dept: (509) 477-4730         Dept: (509) 477-4730          Dept: (509) 477-4730

Office: (509) 477-2723      Office: (509) 477-4732        Office: (509) 477-2719

Mobile: (509) 953-3425       Mobile: (509) 499-0928       Mobile: (509) 953-9554

Fax: (509) 477-2454           Fax: (509) 477-2454            Fax: (509) 477-2454

Save $25

Spokane County Parks is planning for future grant opportunities to make Bidwell Park a more user friendly facility, but we need your help. To help us receive the grant we need you to send us pictures of your softball teams adventures on the Bidwell Park Practice Softball Field. Send your practice pictures to recreation@spokanecounty.org by April 30th 2011 and recieve $25 off your next registration.