The History of “Charlotte” Senior Sports
In 2007, Charles Curry started Charlotte Senior Sports with six teams. Charles really didn’t have any expectations but just a desire to share a softball-playing experience with a few friends. By 2014, Charles’ love for softball had grown to twenty teams. Approximately 700 men have played softball with Charles on Tuesday nights over those eight years. In addition, Charles added a BOOM softball league on Wednesday mornings and the CSSL on one Saturday per month. For many of the players, Charlotte Senior Sports has been more than just a time to play softball but an integral part of staying healthy through exercise and camaraderie.
Carolina Senior Sports Association
Incorporated in December 2014, the Carolina Senior Sports Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to organize and promote sporting activities for seniors. It is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. A separate five-member Competition Committee takes care of the organization of teams and rules applicable to the softball league while a Game Day Crew is responsible for the quartermaster duties for the softball league.
The Tuesday Night Softball League
Our Tuesday night softball league is comprised of two divisions. The American Division has eight teams that play ten regular season games, plus a double elimination tournament after the regular season. The National Division has twelve teams that play eleven regular season games plus a single elimination tournament. The American Division is the younger, more competitive division, while the National Division is competitive but is older with more of a rec league mentality.
If you wake up on Wednesday morning upset about what happened Tuesday Night, you’re in the wrong league.