What is ASANA?
Our athletic community is built for all persons regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, national origin, economic background, or immigration status with emphasis on the participation of women, trans men, trans women, non-binary, and agender people. WE BUILD COMMUNITY!
ASANA Softball is comprised of 29 member leagues in cities across the United States. Each year member cities bid to host the annual ASANA Softball World Series that brings together over 70 teams for a 4-day championship tournament. In September 2023 San Diego, CA will host the World Series -- welcoming athletes and fans from across the country.
America's Finest City Softball League from San Diego - our Host City - is raising money to cover the many expenses associated with hosting this annual event. All donations will make an impact. Thank you, in advance, for your contributions to this meaningful cause.
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ASANA Softball World Series Returns to San Diego
America’s Finest City Hosts America’s Finest Series
SAN DIEGO, CA — For the third time in 16 years, San Diego has won the honor of hosting the Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) Softball World Series, September 4, through 9, 2023.
The tournament, which welcomes LGBTQ cisgender women, transgender men, transgender women, non-binary people, and their allies, will bring together top teams from nearly 30 cities across the country. The event is being hosted by America’s Finest City Softball League (AFCSL), a San Diego-based non-profit organization that primarily serves the Queer community and its allies.
“We are very excited to once again be heading to San Diego for the 2023 ASANA Softball World Series,” said ASANA Executive Director Angela Smith. “America’s Finest City has never let our tournament down and we’re excited to be working with the Host Committee to make sure this event builds on the tremendous success of their past events. We are looking forward to experiencing all there is to do and see in the area and playing some incredible softball along the way.”
“Having hosted the ASANA World Series twice before, our committee knows how much work this effort is going to be, and what huge shoes we have to fill after a very successful D.C World Series,” said Jessica Sica, Co-Chair of the San Diego Host Committee. “Some of the athletes who will be coming will be returning to our amazing destination for the third time, but for many others this will be their first visit to America’s Finest City and we are committed to making sure it will not be their last.”
Because of ASANA’s unapologetic focus on inclusion and belonging, the audience for the event and the content it produces has grown significantly over the years. That’s why, organizations like Nike, Intent Beverages and many other small and large companies have previously provided support for ASANA tournaments.
As organizations look to expand their efforts in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion space, the 2023 ASANA Softball World Series provides a unique opportunity. To that end, the San Diego Host Committee has been able to secure partnerships with some amazing allies.
Current partners include:
Sports San Diego
Rich’s San Diego
“In total, nearly 2,000 athletes,friends and family are expected to arrive in San Diego for the 2023 event,” said Veronica Rivera. “As you might guess, in addition to the hundreds of volunteers, it takes a lot of money to make an event like the 2023 ASANA Softball World Series possible. We are working hard to secure even more partnerships on both the local and national level.”
Organizations interested in supporting this event are encouraged to contact event organizers at ASANA2023@afcsl.org, to find out how they can become involved in helping make history.
ASANA — Amateur Sports Alliance of North America — was created in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics for all persons regardless of gender, age, race, creed, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation with a special emphasis on the participation of women, trans men, trans women, non-binary, and agender people.
The organization currently has 29 member cities across the United States and hosts the annual ASANA Softball World Series which brings together over 70 teams for a 4-day championship tournament. The World Series has four divisions to provide varying competitive levels of play, with "B" being the most skilled and the "E" supporting the most recreational.