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      Jupiter Senior Softball News

        Members of the                                     More players are needed
      Jupiter  Senior  Softball                          however, to fill pickup teams
      Association (JSSA)                                 the remainder of the year
      paid tribute in an                                 and team rosters in the 2022
      Independence Day                                   Winter  League  that  opens
      holiday observance to                              next January and runs through
      the men and women of                               March, said JSSA President
      the armed forces who                               Tom Cosentino. And players
      died in defense of their                           of all skill levels are welcome.
      country.                                             New players recently
        More than 50 senior                              include Tim Brown, 63, who
      softball players gathered                          retired after a 42-year career
      around  the American                               as  a  lineman/cable splicer
      flag for the pregame                               for Florida Power and Light
      ceremony  at  Jupiter                              Co., and firefighter Chris
      Community Park to  New Jupiter Senior Softball     Okolichany, 60, who retired
      hear remarks by Everett  players Tim Brown 63, left, and   in May after 28½ years with  Everett Barber, left, leads senior softball players in singing the National Anthem.
      Barber who praised the  Chris Okolichany, 60       Palm Beach County Fire
      flag as “a symbol of                               Rescue Department as a driver operator. Both men are   every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at Jupiter
      freedom that men and women of the armed forces have fought   neighbors in Palm Beach Country Estates.  Community Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. However, because
      for, and many have died for, to keep us a free nation.” Barber     Brown, who has played ball many years in adult leagues   of renovation of Jupiter’s softball fields games were shifted to
      called out for recognition all veterans and first responders in   and on FPL teams, said he couldn’t wait to join the senior   PGA National Park July 19. Games are anticipated to return
      the audience who were applauded by the crowd.      softball program. “I retired April 30 and was playing ball   to Jupiter Aug. 23.
        The ceremony concluded with a sing-along of the National   the next week. It’s a fantastic sport.” And he said he’s lost     To register online or for more information go to www.
      Anthem. Then it was “play ball” as players took to the   13 pounds since he started.        or call Tom Cosentino at (412) 721-0173.
      fields for pickup games. The year-round slow-pitch softball     Okolichany, a lifelong sports enthusiast, said playing
                                                         senior softball keeps him active and in shape, and added:
      program, which is open to persons 55 and older, gained 51   “Playing with guys older than me really inspires me.”  Caribbean
      new players last year despite a six-month suspension because
      of the coronavirus pandemic. Total membership as of mid-  As an example, he cited a 75-year-old teammate whose
      July was 221.                                      play “is awesome to see.” The senior softball games are   Chillers Tribute

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                                                                                                           The Caribbean Chillers arrive to start the concert.
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