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Changes At DF Softball

After 15 years of hosting softball events in Northern CA and Reno, I've come to the difficult decision of retiring from running events on a weekly basis.  There are several personal factors that has led me to this point.  First, I took a position in April of this year to work for the CA Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) as a Disaster Specialist.  My years as a General Contractor and Insurance Construction Consultant made this position a perfect fit of inspecting sites and negotiating through the FEMA process of assisting those who have suffered through disasters.  And 2017 has certainly been a year of CA Disasters with the floods in January and the Wildfires this Fall.  

I have been deployed since May to SoCal, first to the Murrieta/Temecula office and now at the Pasadena office; working on the damage from the January/February Storms.  Holiday Inn has been my home for over 7 months and I've been back in Sacramento for select weekends at a time. 

A second factor is that I turned 62 this past year and I figure that I have 5 to 10 years of pretty reasonable health left in me. 
I would like to spend more time, especially weekends, with my wife to travel and visit family.

But I am not disappearing entirely from the softball scene.  DF Softball will continue to operate Freedom Park.   Matt Gillen and Howard Smith of RC Elite are joining us as partners to maintain the fields and host events under LBT Tournaments.  LBT will be hosting events on

Jan 20-21, Jan 27-28, Feb 10-11, Feb 17-18 and Feb 24-25

Additional dates covering the Spring/Summer schedule until August and into the Fall will be posted shortly. 

You can go to to sign up for LBT events.

There will be weekends with baseball tournaments at Freedom Park plus there will be some weekends open for general rental. Contact us if your team/organization is interested in hosting an event at Freedom Park.

I will be involved with a few events at Freedom Park including the Special Olympics Invitational and Regional Tournaments in August.  We want to continue to offer a home for Special Olympics Softball and provide an opportunity for teams to volunteer for Community Service Hours.  We will also be hosting Midnight Mayhem on Labor Day weekend.

Pinnacle Fastpitch will be co-hosting select events in SoCal including various Friendlies/Tournaments and the Honor Our Veterans Showcase on Veterans Day weekend in San Diego.  And we will be back in Maui in August for the Hang Loose Classic, which will be a Showcase for 14/16/18U teams in 2018.  Information for Pinnacle Fastpitch events will be on

During the past 15 years, I've been very fortunate to have been associated with multiple generations of softball players, coaches, parents and umpires.  It's been my reward to watch girls come in as 10U players, grow up through High School and then see many of them go on to play in College, on National Teams and professionally.  And now, some are returning full-circle to coach teams as well.   I want to Thank You for your camaraderie, friendship and support of DF Softball.  I am honored and proud to have been side-by-side with you to be a positive impact on these girl's lives through this great game of softball.

Also joining me in "semi-retirement" is my right-hand partner, Kelly Mann.  A huge part of the DFS brand has been Kelly's work as tournament director, UIC and general manager of Freedom Park.  Kelly was always the person standing next to me at 1AM, staring at flooded infields and deciding that we could get them dried out to play in 8 hours.  And Kelly has been there to run DFS at home while I've been deployed to SoCal.  Kelly will continue to work with me at Pinnacle Events and we will continue to represent ABI with demonstrations, sales and set-up of the ABI Force field grooming machine.  A Big Thank You from me to Kelly, the Freedom Park field crew, snack bar staff and umpires over the years.

As a Final Hurrah, we are hosting a few "Thanks For The Memories" Friendly events. 
This will be an opportunity for teams and coaches to come out and play some games
at Freedom Park with the DFS staff and umpires. 
The dates of these Friendlies are:

Jan 6-7 - 10U/12U and 14's - 8th grade

Feb 3 - 10U/12U and 14's - 8th grade
we will not play on Feb 4, which is Super Bowl Sunday.

Format will be 1hr 20min Drop Dead, finish the at-bat; single umpire and $60 per game. 
Teams can sign up to play 1 or both days; 2 or 3 games on each day.

Jan 13-14 - 18U/16U and 14U HS
Format will be 1hr 40min Drop Dead, finish the at-bat; 2 umpires and $90 per game. 
Teams can sign up to play 1 or both days; 2 or 3 games on each day.

No Sanction Registration Required - All you need is Team Insurance

Click Here To Sign Up for our "Thanks For The Memories" Friendlies

Go to to see our Team List

We are hoping to see you at one of our upcoming Friendlies but if you can't join us, then please give me a call or drop me an email in the future.  I'd love to hear from you, not only to catch up but also to personally thank you for your support over the years.

Best Regards,
Dennis Fong
DF Softball / Pinnacle Fastpitch

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LBT Fastpitch Tournamaments
Hosting Events At
Freedom Park

  Jan 20 -21
Jan 27-28
Feb 10-11
Feb 17-18
Fevb 21-22

Format - 3 pool - Single Elimination
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Tournament Directors
Howard Smith & Matt Gillen (916)799-2558
Honor Our Veterans
College Showcase
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& Team New Jersey
  Nov 9-11, 2018 - San Diego

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