They say that the sport of baseball is the true sport of the summer. Well, no knock to baseball but if you are from the North, you know that softball is the true sport of the summer.
Have you ever stepped on to the diamonds after the snow has melted off them and they are dry for the first time in June? Do you know what it feels like to start a game at 11:00pm with no lights because the sun is still high in the sky? How about what it feels like to wrap up the season and watch the northern lights dance over the diamond almost as if they are crowning the season champions? Well, here in the NWT – we sure do.
Incorporated in 1978, the NWT Amateur Softball Association, operating as NWT Softball, is the recognized Sport Governing Body within the Northwest Territories for the sport of softball. This includes all minor, youth and adult Fast Pitch or Slo Pitch.
NWT Softball is an affiliated member of Softball Canada, the Western Canadian Softball Association and a partner of Slo-Pitch National.
The mission of the Association is to promote and develop softball at all levels, by providing leadership, programs and services to meet the needs of all affiliated and registered Players, Coaches, Officials, Leagues and Administrators across the Northwest territories.
NWT Softball is a non-government, registered non-profit organization.
The core programs of NWT Softball are financed through contributions from the NWT & Nunavut Lotteries program, various regional sport and recreation programs, corporate sponsorship as well as community association affiliations, registration fees and various fundraising initiatives.