Dec. 19, 2017 (Hagåtña) — Governor Calvo thanked the athletes of the Guam Islander Softball Association’s 40-over team for their historic win.
The team took on competitors from across the nation at the 2017 Las Vegas Senior Softball/United States Senior Softball World Masters Championship in the Men’s 40-over AAA division. This is the first time Guam has won this championship.
“The team stepped out on the field and played with heart and soul, showcasing our island spirit with pride,” Governor Calvo told the athletes as he presented team members with certificates.
The team shared their Hafa Adai spirit, earning them the Sportsmanship Award in Las Vegas.
Team Manager Pete Torres told the Governor that the team had worked very hard to win the championship, having won the bronze in previous years.
“We went out there and we were representing our island and our families – and we were really proud,” Torres said. “We want to thank you for having us and recognizing the Guam Masters.”
“On behalf of Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio, and our Administration, we congratulate you on this incredible achievement. Being the world champions only proves that Guam has amazing talent, and that we are able to reach great success,” Governor Calvo added.
The GISA 40’s will be heading to Polk County, Florida in February to compete again in the Tournament of Champions.

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