(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is proud to announce that softball is one of the 150 activities included on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian. ParticipACTION created the ParticipACTION 150 Play List in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, and Canadians are challenged to try as many of the activities on the list as they can. The goal is to move more and sit less for a chance to win great prizes!
“We are thrilled that softball is part of the ParticipACTION 150 Play List” says Kristin Noonan, Manager of Long Term Player Development Programs at Softball Canada. “Our sport features a variety of fun skills that can be learned at all ages. We look forward to seeing Canadians join us by checking softball off their list and by participating to celebrate softball in Canada on June 13!”
The 150 Play List is a national program designed to encourage all Canadians to sit less and move more. Throughout 2017, every Canadian from coast to coast to coast will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible, and to track their efforts online for the chance to earn weekly and monthly prizes.
The list was created based on over 465,000 votes received from people across the country, along with expert input from members of an advisory committee, who helped ensure the list reflected the diversity of Canada.
“The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a physical-activity movement, inspiring and motivating Canadians everywhere to move more and sit less, and we are thrilled to have Softball Canada support us,” said Elio Antunes, President and CEO of ParticipACTION. “Modern life, with busy schedules, sedentary jobs, hours spent in front of screens and a love affair with convenience, has left little room for physical activity in everyday life. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is helping Canadians sit less and move more by reminding us that being active is part of who we are.”
The ParticipACTION 150 Play List challenge doesn’t just end at softball. Sign up at www.participaction.com/150 and check off as many of the 150 activities as you can for the chance to win a fitness tracker, Canadian vacation adventure, or even a new car! Challenge friends and family to see who can complete more activities, and share photos of all your adventures on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #150playlist.
Softball Canada will be working with its Provincial and Territorial Softball Associations and their local softball associations to organize events and programs that will continue to promote the sport of softball and the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.
Check out the ParticipACTION 150 Play List page on the Softball Canada website to see how you can get involved!
About the ParticipACTION 150 Play List
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION is creating the ParticipACTION 150 Play List - the ultimate list of all the physical activities that make us Canadian. Throughout 2017 every Canadian, in all communities, schools and workplaces from coast to coast to coast, will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible, track their efforts online and earn rewards along the way. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a collaborative effort supported by the Government of Canada, premier corporate partners Manulife, Chevrolet and Shaw, the Government of B.C. and national media partner Corus. To register or find out more, including details on more than 100 local ParticipACTION Play List events throughout 2017, please visit www.participACTION.com/150.
About Softball Canada
The Canadian Amateur Softball Association, commonly known as Softball Canada, is a not-for-profit National Sport Organization (NSO) based in Ottawa, Ontario founded in 1965. Softball Canada is administered by an eight-member Board of Directors elected by the country's 12 Provincial and Territorial Associations, and is supported by eight staff members working in the National Office. Softball Canada's Coach and Umpire Development programs are recognized as worldwide leaders in the sport of softball, and all four of Canada's National Teams (Junior and Senior, Men and Women) are perennial medal threats in all international competitions. With funding annually provided by Sport Canada, membership fees, sales and sponsorship, Softball Canada develops programming to target various segments of its membership, including the Learn to Play, CANpitch and Triple Play Programs. For more information, please visit www.softball.ca.
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