First Responders Cup Tournament

Girls Fastpitch Softball

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2020 First Responders Cup - POSTPONED

Posted by jack on May 5, 2020 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to the Uncertainty surrounding the pandemic threat of the CORVID-19 Virus, we are postponing the 2020 Tournament. We are still planning to hold the tournament later in the year should the situation change. At this point to hold the tournament would require significant changes in the format from requiring masks, prescreening of players, coaches, fans and umpires to disinfecting of dugouts and balls regularly throughout the tournament. The resources required would be far beyond our capacities.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ UPDATE AUGUST 14, 2020. Forthcoming Thank you for your continued support. Next year will be our twentieth anniversary. If we can hold the tournament then we plan to honor those health care workers who have responded to this crisis.  Stay Safe!

18th First Responders Cup Results

Posted by jack on September 8, 2019 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

12 and Under Results

VA Glory - Sternbeck - Champions

2nd Place - Maryland InteGRITy

 14 and Under Results

VA Glory - Johnson-Avvisato-Champions

2nd Place - Lake Shore Lightning Gold

16 and Under Results

Team Virginia Mizuno - Harrington - Champions

2nd Place - LLG-Wools

18 and Under Results 

Tri-State Thunder Gold - Champions

2nd Place - VA Glory - Fields" target="_blank">The 2019 First Responders Cup Video Collage

History of the First Responders Cup

Posted by jack on September 5, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A year after the horrific events of September 11, 2001, where terrorists sought to cower the United States into submission that others could rule their lives, seven teams of 12 and 14 and under girls softball teams came together to play fastpitch softball. In the shadows of the still under rebuild Pentagon, these young ladies came to send a message to the world that America would not stay silent. Seven teams came from Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania to play. A number of the players on the team had lost family members in the attacks. As the Arlington Fire Chief Ed Plaugher noted 'what a wonderful way to celebrate the response of our First Responders to have such an event'. Those who play this year, send a message to those eighty young ladies who played that day that they come to honor their efforts and continue the tradition. We have been so fortunate to have the support of the County, the United States Army and the Federal Government. Here we have a photo of the second tournament, where the United States Chief Justice came to participate in support of his grand daughter who was playing.

19th Annual First Responders Cup - September 11th and 12th, 2020

Posted by jack on August 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Mark your calendars NOW!. File registration and fees as soon as possible.

Tournament Memories

Posted by jack on September 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A wonderful weekend was concluded with the crowning of First Responder Cup Champions. Congratulations to all. Check out the great photo collage prepared by Greg Hudson of the First Responders Cup Committee from 2017.

Tournament Video Retrospective

Posted by jack on September 15, 2015 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (1)

What a great tournament with an incedible spirit and sportsmanship from all of the teams!  Even through the unfortunate weather on Saturday, Sunday was some of the best tournament play we have seen in many years. 

For the past several years the Tournament Comittee puts together a video retrospective on the weekend's events to capture the spirit of this tournament.  This year's video is to the song: Fight Song by Rachel Platten.

Player Helmet Decals

Posted by jack on August 22, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This year the First Responders Cup Tournament will provide '9/11 Helmet Decals' to all players participating in Tournament. Below is an image of the decal. We hope each player's helmet will have the decal proudly displayed during the tournament play.

The ONLY Way to be kept Informed!

Posted by jack on August 21, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the 2014 Facebook Page Link for the First Responders Cup Tournament. It is a great way to follow the latestt news and updates for the Tournament.

First Responders Cup Tournament Patch

Posted by jack on June 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

2012 Tournament Videos

Posted by jack on September 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Some great videos taken of the Tournament Action by volunteer Greg Hudson.

Day One Action

Day Two Action