They may call it slo-pitch, but in Grande Prairie the sport has one of the fastest
rates of growth in Canada, says Sue Lambright. She’s president of the Grande
Prairie Slo-Pitch League, which is the largest in North America with some
“You have people in cowboy boots all the way up to extremely serious
competitors,” says Lambright, who has been playing slo-pitch for 30 years. “We
make sure that from fun to recreational to competitive, we get people into the
division where they belong and that makes all the difference.”
Entire families play—enjoying exercise, boosting cardiovascular health,
improving hand-eye coordination and enhancing their mental health.
“Every time the economy goes down, our numbers go up,” says Lambright.
“It’s affordable (it costs $50 a player to join the league) and you’re getting
exercise regardless of your fitness level. People just love to play ball.”
Visit the Grande Prairie Slo-Pitch League Facebook page
for more information.