About Us at Florida Senior Sports Association
The Florida Senior
Sports Association (FSSA) was founded in 2000 as an avenue for active
seniors to give charitable contributions through sports, mainly slow
pitch softball. The FSSA is a Federal 501C charitable organization
and is funded by donations and powered by volunteers. The
FSSA was an inspiration of the late Ray Odom and the
Ray Odom Memorial Award will be
presented annually to the member who has exhibited unselfish
contributions for the betterment of others. The goals of the FSSA
include establishing the Legends Hall of Fameto recognize the best softball players in the USA over the
past 30 years and to provide a venue for giving, such as the
Feeding the Dream program.
The following programs and initiatives were met or exceeded in the past 24 months by the FSSA:
1) Gathered sport clothing, bats, shoes, balls and sporting equipment (over 4,000 items) for disbursement to underprivileged youth. In 2013, the FSSA provided sporting equipment to youths in the Santiago area and in 2014 in the Nagua area of the Dominican Republic. This program was called "Feeding the Dream" and was a huge success. Watch the video here.
2) In 2013, the FSSA funded the design and construction of a pressurized water system for the village of El Limon, Dominican Republic, for 293 inhabitants that never had water service before. It has been reported the system has now been expanded and two additional villages have been added, providing clean water to many more people.
3) Funded and participated in a food drive for over 30 families in the village of El Limon, Dominican Republic.
4) Provided a full academic/athletic Grant in Aid including room and board for two young student athletes from the Dominican Republic in Melbourne, Florida. Read more about Dionis and Bryan here.
5) Established the Legends Hall of Fameto recognize the truly top senior softball players in the country.
6) Established the Ray Odom Lifetime Achievement Award for individuals that have exhibited unselfish contributions for the betterment of others.
The FSSA is a completely donation and volunteer-driven organization. Please thank our Officers and Board of Directors for their participation and efforts. The current Board of Directors include:
President Audie Hollis
Vice President of Operations Curt Hollis
Vice President of Marketing Ron Viau
Executive Director Ed Rose
Director Mike Gainer
Director Bob Falzone
Program Advisor Mark Wadsworth
Legends HOF Coordinator Roger Tabor
Call the Florida Senior Sports Association at
321-223-9640 (Ed Rose)
About the FSSA
There is no charge for membership
Founded in 2000, the Florida Senior Sports Association (FSSA) is a federally approved non profit, volunteer driven organization based in Melbourne, Florida. Contributions are eligible for tax deductions based on current tax laws. There is no charge for membership into the FSSA and all services are free to our members. More about us.
The FSSA will continue to offer special value softball tours, in addition to providing links to other organizations that offer our members value added products or services.
Legends Hall of Fame
Active Major Plus Senior Softball Players
The FSSA sponsors the Legends Hall of Famewhichis comprised of the best Major Plus Senior softball players in the USA. Criteria to be accepted includes applicants must be at least 60 years old, actively playing at the regional and national levels, and a current member of the USSA, ASA, NSS, or Heartland Hall of Fames.
Extra Innings Documentary
Follow a Major Senior Softball team on a quest
The Baby Boomers of today are a new breed of "old guys" who are not ready for retirement or the rocking chair. The Extra Innings Documentary film is about a group of senior softball players coming together to chase a dream of winning the World Masters Championship, the highest level of competition, in Las Vegas, Nevada this fall.
The film crew has followed the team to the Dominican Republic and Detroit, Michigan charity events and has great footage to share with us.