The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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January 14, 2013

Amateur softball: Olympian Bustos returns to Sunbury

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Bustos was a three-time Pan-American gold medalist (1996, 2003, 2007) and was also a World Cup champion in 2006 and 2007.

Bustos won a gold medal in softball at the 2000 Sydney games and again at the 2004 Athens games before taking silver at Beijing in 2008.

The training center added room for seven batting cages and pitching areas in addition to extra training centers for not only softball, but baseball as well.

"I encourage the local citizens of Sunbury to check it out. It's a really wonderful opportunity to have this Hall of Fame and Training Center right in the city of Sunbury," Persing said. "It really is a big deal and we'd like to encourage our own people to check it out. It's a youth training center for girls and boys, and that's something new with the addition and it's definitely for softball and baseball."

The two clinics will bookend the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, which is open to the public.

Others attending the ribbon cutting ceremony include Sunbury mayor and ASA Deputy State Commissioner David Persing (Kathaleen's husband); State Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver, R-108, Sunbury; and ASA of Pa. State Commissioner Andrew Loechner.

David Persing helped bring the ASA of Pa. Hall of Fame and Training Center to the city.

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