The Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame WFSHOF is a Not-For-Profit organization formed in 2020 by a group of former fastball participants including Roger Awad, Hector Marinacci, Bob Schroeder, Bob Fraser, Al Zakoor, Don Dominas, Earl Dafoe and Gerry Mayea.
Our purpose is to preserve the legacy of Fastpitch Softball along with the many men and women players, coaches, managers, umpires, scorers, sports writers and team sponsors who have contributed to the success of this great sport in Windsor and Essex County over the years.
In previous years, Windsor and Essex County was a thriving hotbed for fastpitch softball and part of the fabric of our community with an abundance of exceptional players and leagues for both men and women. These leagues included Company Leagues, Industrial Leagues, Church Leagues, Bank Leagues, High School Leagues, Fraternity Leagues and premier National Fastball and International Sr. A Leagues.
Unfortunately, Sr. Men’s and Women’s Fastball is no longer popular in Windsor Essex County. However, thanks to the following organizations, girl’s fastball remains a thriving and exciting sport.
Representatives from each of these organizations are committee members and will help continue to preserve the Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame for many years to come.
The organizations include:
· St. Clair College Saints
· University of Windsor Lancers
· Windsor Wildcats
· Windsor Lady Expos
· LaSalle Turtle Club
· Forest Glade Baseball
Thanks to the Windsor Star archives, photos and articles are displayed showing Ontario, Canadian, and Local League Champions, Batting Champions, Home Run Leaders, No Hit Pitchers and exciting game descriptions going as far back as 1930.
We welcome community members to nominate a player, coach, manager, team, team sponsor, scorers, sports writers or any individual that contributed to the enhancement of the Fastpitch Softball scene.
For Women's/Girl's Fastpitch Softball category send to:
Paul Scott University of Windsor firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee for General Category Inductees:
Awad, Roger Coordinator
Committee for Women's Fastpitch Softball Category Inductees:
Scott, Paul Coordinator
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations and we welcome financial donations to help Preserve the Legacy!
Preserving the Legacy of Fastpitch Softball
To acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of male and female individuals, teams, and sponsors associated with the sport of Fastpitch Softball and to preserve its legacy for years to come.
We commit to serve and take care of each other and provide the highest quality of service to our organization and partners.
We respect and recognize the contributions and diversity of our partners and build productive relationships to achieve success.
We are consistent and accountable for our actions.
We are authentic in the way we interact with our partners and embrace a solution-orientated approach and welcome timely feedback on how to improve.
To preserve not only the legacy of the Sport of Fastpitch Softball, but also the legacy of all past and current individuals who excel in this sport. We will continue to grow the sport of Fastpitch Softball through positive connections with others and enjoy those involved in the sport.
Fostering personal excellence through leadership and education while engaging with our members and friends to promote and preserve our success and to tell our story which is:
Preserving the Legacy of Fastpitch Softball
The Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that we have selected
Sport Fest Windsor and organ & tissue donation awareness as our CHARITY OF CHOICE.
Our goal is to preserve the legacy of Tom Awad and Sport Fest Windsor non profit organization for years to come www.SportFestWindsor.org .
Along with his brother Roger, and a few friends, Sport Fest Windsor was born. This group of individuals created a mandate, which simply put, is to promote organ donation awareness through sporting, cultural and entertainment events in hopes of inspiring others to give the gift of life.
Tom has spent his entire life volunteering for many wonderful causes and then in 2002, he miraculously survived an eleventh hour liver transplant. After recovering from a near death experience, Tom awoke inspired to commit his experience to paper.
Within twenty minutes, without a word being edited, Tom wrote an emotionally crafted poem in honour of his donor. “At The Edge – A Tribute to my Donor”, is a beautifully written poem that so began Tom’s journey to give something back to those who gave Tom his second chance at life.
Together we can turn “Tragedies Into Miracles” by registering our consent online www.beadonor.ca and discussing our wishes with our loved ones.