21-Aug-17 (8:30 am): To date, 72 members have donated (via PayPal and now closed GoFundMe) $1920 towards our goal of $3500.  Please donate and BECOME A LIFETIME MEMBER.
Non-donors will be required to become members, and will be required to pay to simply browse the site and to post.
Please consider DONATING $25 NOW to avoid paying more starting August 28, 2017. Click Here

THIS WEBSITE WILL REQUIRE PAID MEMBERSHIP SOON

cOMINGmEMBERSBeginning August 28, 2017, this website will become a paid "membership site". 

ACT NOW TO SAVE! - Anyone who donates $25 or more until August 28, 2017 will become a "Lifetime Member"! You will not have to pay again.

Let me explain...As you may or may not be aware, when MLive discontinued their forum, this website, www.michigan-fastpitch.com became the ONLY competent website on the internet that brings players and teams together, as well as a place to find tournaments and scrimmages, and to just discuss all things fastpitch softball in Michigan and it's surrounding borders/states.

Here are some things you may or may not know:

  • For 7 years we have maintained this site for free. Net zero dollars to me
  • For 6 years, any donations and/or advertising dollars have gone 125% (we've actually paid some out of pocket) to girls to get scholarships to Blue Chip Camp and to cover fees for their travel ball clubs
  • For 3 years we've arranged round robins at colleges where players met coaches personally, we explained openly how recruiting works, and some girls actually are now committed to those schools
  • We've also arranged college campus tours for groups of athletes

My daughter is in college playing now. I am the club ball head coach at WMU. I umpire when I'm not doing any of the aforementioned. Needless to say, I'm very busy and need your help to cover the cost of upgrading the site with professionals.

We are reaching out to our "community", asking you all to participate in keeping this site alive. We are offering "lifetime memberships" to those that will donate $25.

So far, we have not hit our goal needed to pay for the necessary and critical upgrades. And, the $3500 we will spend will take away from the scholarships we are used to awarding! So, please do your part and donate now to keep the site alive as a valuable resource to our community.

This site will be a PAID membership website beginning August 28, 2017.

If you value this site, and believe in what we do; if coming here to find players or teams is important, JOIN NOW!

ACT NOW TO SAVE! - Anyone who donates $25 or more until August 28, 2017 will become a "Lifetime Member"! You will not have to pay again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me directly.

Ray Lohner
269-779-0052
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Need help with this website? Contact Ray Lohner - rjl@michigan-fastpitch.com or 269-779-0052.