In Grants Pass, Oregon slow pitch senior softball is governed by the Grants Pass Senior Softball League known as the Grants Pass Relics (GPR). The is league comprised of men and women over 50 years of age and is a recreational league played at Reinhart Volunteer Park. The GPR abides by the American Softball Association (ASA) rules and other special rules adopted for play by the GPR Board of Directors. Safety is strongly stressed in the special rules.
The GPR is a recreational league where good sportsmanship is emphasized along with having fun. Games are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the spring and summer months (April through August). While sign-ups are scheduled April 1 every year, anyone who meets the age criteria can join in the fun anytime. In addition to being able to play in the league, the fee to join also covers the cost of a team shirt and cap with each team having a unique colored shirt.
The GPR provides a few bats on each field of play, however, most players furnish their own bats.
A picnic is scheduled at mid-season for players and their families. A banquet is held at the end of the season for the members only. Group and individual team pictures are taken during the season. The picnic, banquet, uniform, and pictures are all part of the annual fee.
So, for you annual fee to participate in the Grants Pass Relics Senior Softball League you get the following:
- A shirt (S, M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL) and baseball cap (one size fits most), if needed or wanted
- Use of fields (groomed before first game each day)
- Use of bats furnished by the Relics Softball League (You may use your own if approved by RSSL)
- Hot dogs, buns, drinks and good food furnished by players at the RSSL picnic
- A color photo of all players and your individual team
- 42 games against nine other teams
- A chance to display your talents that may have lain dormant for several years
- An opportunity to meet about 150 new people
- Elect new officers at a great banquet at the end of the season
The Registration Form for the Grants Pass Relics Softball League can be downloaded here.