The league's philosophy is teaching the game of softball whereas the rules and size of the playing fields are designed to accommodate the skills of the age level.
Last year, our league provided 8 different playing levels that consisted of a total of 125 teams from 15 different organizations which resulted in 1800 girls playing softball during the regular season.
The All-Star tournaments featured 8 teams at the 2/3 Division, 8 teams at the 4/5 Division, 7 Teams at the 6/7 Division and 6 teams at the 8/9 Division with a total of 401 girls participating.
Our Fall Softball Program had 22 teams at 3 age levels with 330 girls participating.
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Gary Kevin Metzger, 73, of Lower Nazareth, died Sunday August 6 following a brief illness. He was the son of Llewellyn and Pauline Metzger (née Eckert), who preceded him in death. Gary attended Hellertown-Lower Saucon High School and Bethlehem Business School. He worked in the advertising, insurance, and financial industries, but his lifelong passion was baseball. As a young man he played and, in later years, he remained active in it by umpiring, coaching youth teams, and organizing for community youth baseball and softball leagues.
He is survived by Donna (née Coates), his devoted wife of seventeen years, brother Richard, children Tricia Scott, Cheryl Streeper, Dale Metzger, Nicole Shafer, and stepdaughter Mindy Honey and their families, as well as fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also remaining are Gary and Donna’s beloved dog and cat, Jeter and Scooter
The viewing and service will be held at the Reichel Funeral Home in Nazareth on Tuesday August 15th. Viewing hours will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. The interment will follow the service at the Hope (Hecktown) Cemetery
GKM MEMORIAL DONATIONS for the ELV SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Gary's family wants to make sure the Eastern Lehigh Valley Softball League remains and flourishes for many years and with their generosity would like any donations, in lieu of flowers to go to the ELV. This way we can assure our young ladies always have a fun, safe, learning environment to play this great game of softball. This was Gary's dream and with your generous donations we will try to keep his dream alive! We are not set up as tax exempt but your donations will be used to acquire playing fields and help keep the costs down for fees.