A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Throughout the 50' & early 60's softball in the KW region and neighboring area's was a big deal. There were 1000's of people playing softball through workplace leagues, church leagues, neighborhood leagues and highly competitive provincial leagues. While softball was very popular and readily available for boys & men to play at various levels, there was very limited opportunity for young girls and ladies to play in an organized manor.
In 1966 KMGSA was formed to provide young girls a safe and fun environment for them to play in with like minded girls. In that first year there were 54 girls participating with a registration fee of $1.00. Within 2 years the organization exploded to 279 players from all over the city. In those early years, teams were formed within the various neighborhoods and they would play the other neighborhoods throughout the season to compete for the city championship and bragging rights.
Since the beginning in1966 KMGSA has been a community-run, 100% volunteer based association dedicated to providing exciting opportunities for young girls to play a sport with action, strategy and instills teamwork. With our dedicated volunteers KMGSA has made its mark as one of the longest running and strongest girls softball organizations within Ontario.
There have been over 15,000 registrants participate in one of our softball programs over the years. Each year players are making new friends, learning new skills and becoming better citizens. Many of our players have continued to play softball into adulthood and are now bringing their young children to play within our programs to share with them the joy of playing softball.
In 2021 we took on opening up our own facility called the Klassics Turfhouse. This was a needed opportunity for us to have a place to call our own. This facility gave us a place to have our teams practice and provide clinics to girls learning fundamentals, pitching or having a clinic with Olympic Bronze Medalist Natalie Wideman.