The Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame WFSHOF is a non-profit community-based sports heritage organization, formed in 2020 by a group of former fastball participants including Roger Awad, Hector Marinacci, Bob Schroeder, Bob Fraser, Al Zakoor, Don Dominas (Deceased), 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 & Essex County over the years.
In previous years, Windsor & 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
· 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:
For General Fastpitch Softball category contact:
Bill Kaschak Inductee Committee Chair email@example.com
Committee for General Category Inductees:
Kaschak, Bill Inductee Committee Chair
Committee for Women's Fastpitch Softball Category Inductees:
Stadler, Francine Inductee Committee Chair
Chief Financial officer
Patrick Muldoon CPA
Social Media Manager
Ms. Bowaine Ma
Dominas, Don (Honorary Deceased Member)
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 preserve and 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 promote organ and tissue donation awareness and preserve the legacy of Tom Awad and Sport Fest Windsor for their many years of helping to
"TURN TRAGEDIES INTO MIRACLES" through organ transplantation.
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
We embrace the philosophy of inclusive leadership
We Practice the Five Principles of Inclusive Leadership
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 .
We are pleased and proud to take on the responsibility of helping Tom and his quest to promote organ donation awareness.
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.