FP YOUTUBE  December 2, 2016 –  Mississauga, ON – While Christmas is less than a month away, for those still pining for the smell of freshly mown grass and the crack of a home run, all of the 2016 ISC World Tournament game videos have been collected on the FASTPITCH ON YouTube channel and are available for viewing.

The playlist for the games is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5CtRiA3GJz7H6Fs63zCPD6l_ywJAWTzJ and is accessible from the FASTPITCH ON YouTube link on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com

The ISC is asking fans to click on the “subscribe” button for the ISC Fastpitch channel on YouTube. Subscribing is free and will provide you with notifications whenever videos are added to the ISC Fastpitch channel. In addition, when we get to 100 subscribers, YouTube enables us to have a more user-friendly URL rather than the random collection of letters and numbers like above.

“Look for additional ISC Network broadcasts to be added to the ISC Fastpitch channel in the future as we build our archives library in one place,” said ISC VP Operations and broadcast co-executive producer Blair Setford. “The YouTube platform is ideal for us for both live webcasts as well as archived games.”

The ISC gives special thanks to headline sponsors FirstOntario Credit Union as well as Murphy’s Fish & Chips and First Nations Payments Systems. In addition, we want to recognize the financial contributions of Circle Tap Bar & Grill, Cooper Tires, Corbett’s Source for Sports, Fireman Steinmetz Daya, Gorilla Gold, Mr. Ned’s Custom Tailors, Peligro Sports, Skelton Trucking and Rawlings Sports (Worth). 

Our preference has been to try to secure sufficient sponsorship such that we can continue to bring the games to our fans at no cost. However, this means balancing meeting the needs of our fans around the world who want to watch the ISC World Tournament with the reality of increased production costs. In 2016, we went with a single-camera production. We would like to do more, but that comes with a cost. 

With most of the sponsorship coming from sponsors who already support their teams, we ask fans who may know of businesses that may be prepared to provide financial support for the broadcasts to contact us for further information.

Joe Todd

ISC VP Communications

ftode739@rogers.com

 

Blair Setford

ISC VP Operations

blairjs@gmail.com

dkaneNovember 4, 2016 – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Kane, of Denmark, Wisconsin, as Treasurer. Kane, 41,  replaces Charlie Smith who has held the position for the past 14 years.

Kane is a treasury analyst at a Wisconsin insurance firm, where he has worked for the past nine years. His love for working with numbers is second only to his love for the game of men’s fastball.

“I am looking forward to this new opportunity with the ISC and working with the executive committee and the regional commissioners to continue the unrivaled heritage of the ISC World Tournament,” says Kane.

Kane started playing fastball at the age of 16 for Denmark State Bank in local leagues and tournaments. He played with the lower level Circle Tap II team until 2001. In 2002, he joined the Circle Tap major men’s team as a player-coach and administrator, playing in his first ISC World Tournament during that year. Kane has been with Circle Tap since then and helps organize and run the annual Boys of Summer Tournament each July.

“The ISC Board of Directors welcomes Dean into its fraternity as a very important component of the ISC team and we look forward to working with him,” says ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher.

For more information, please see the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com

Joe Todd

ISC VP Communications

Ingersoll, Ontario

ftode739@rogers.com