PONY Softball Returns to Cary in 2007

The PONY Softball Fastpitch Nationals, a staple on the area's summer sports calendar from 2001-2004, is returning to Cary in 2007.

Dates are July 20-26.

Cary will host the girls 14-under age bracket. Approximately 150 teams from throughout the U.S. are expected to attend.

Games will be played throughout Cary at four primary facilities -- Thomas Brooks Park, Middle Creek Park, Bond Park and Green Hope High School.

The Raleigh Jaycees will handle event management responsibilities for the PONY event. Local host partners are the Town of Cary and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Greater Raleigh CVB projects that 2007 PONY Fastpitch Nationals will generate approximately 9,000 hotel room nights and $2.2 million in direct visitor spending.