Oswego man honored for years of softball service

Robert Farrell, of Oswego, New York State Amateur Softball Association commissioner, was recognized recently for his 25 years of service to the association.

The Amateur Softball Association, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, and USA Softball recognized members and tournament hosts during the Wilson Sporting Goods sponsored luncheon at the 82nd Annual Governing Council Meeting Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City.

Forty association members were given  awards for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to the organization.

Farrell is a current NCAA umpire and served as district commissioner in the Central New York region. As state commisioner, he is responsible for administration of amateur softball in New York, including registering and insuring adult and youth teams and overseeing volunteers.

The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations.

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