The Kansas City Metro Senior Softball League (KCMSSL) will recognize an impressive one hundred and seven (107) members who have played in the league for twenty years or more. A few of these men were among the founding fathers who established the league in 1989 and began play in 1990. At the upcoming annual members meeting to be held on December 8th, all 107 will receive Ambassador jackets commemorating their tenure in the league.

Hall of Honor Awards will be presented to three of the original founding fathers for exemplary long-standing service to the league. Presidential Recognition Awards will be presented to men and women who have made a significant impact on the growth of senior softball in Kansas City this year.

The meeting will also include presentations of trophies for the Rookies of the Year in the eighteen conferences of the KCMSSL, as well as winners of the Wes Weddle Spirit Of The Game Award. This award, named for our founder, recognizes outstanding sportsmanship and respect for the game, teammates, opponents and umpires.

Additionally, members will vote for four board positions each serving three year terms. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at nine-thirty a.m. on December 8th at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center at 11902 Lowell in Overland Park, Kansas.

The KCMSSL already the largest member based senior softball league in the United States, has grown from two dozen players in 1990 to over nine hundred members playing in men’s, women’s, and co-ed conferences on both sides of the state line. Next year, we expect to be “batting 1,000” as we continue to grow and have at least one thousand men and women taking the field. Individuals interested in playing men’s, women’s, or co-ed softball may find information at or contact Larry Hightower at