The best way I know that we can show the IOC that softball is here to
stay is to show our support for the Greek National Team, a team which
is being put together so that the host of the 2004 Olympics will not
have to forfeit the spot to another country.
If we are going to maintain softball in the Olympics it is imperative
that every host country has an Olympic Softball team. All eyes will
be on Team Greece, not because they will be the best team at the
Olympics but because this team represents our love for softball. It
is a team that is being put together in a country that did not know
what softball was 3 years ago. If we are successful in promoting the
sport of Softball in Greece, there is no reason why we cannot do the
same in any other country hosting the Olympics.
Sure, right now most of the players will be from the U.S. but in a few
years, once the softball program gets off the ground, local athletes
will make up the majority of the Greek National Team.
So, lets all show our support for the Greek National Team. Cheer
them on as if they were from the United States. Lets show them that we
support their efforts to promote the game of softball in Greece.