"It's always given the people in town something to do on summer nights," said Garcia. "Fastpitch softball is a lot of fun to watch."
If the league proves to be financially successful, it will likely turn its attention to charitable fundraising, Garcia said. One idea currently being floated is to fund a scholarship for local high school baseball and softball athletes.
Garcia said sponsors have tentatively committed to four separate teams in the league, and the committee hopes to add more before their May 5 entry deadline.
Until then, the committee has decided to regularly hold open field beginning April 10, weather permitting.
"It's a good time for pitchers to throw batting practice, and it's good for anybody looking for a team," Garcia said.
For more information about the Au Sable Forks Fastpitch League, including how to join or start a team, contact Adam Coolidge at 534-0061 or Chad Garcia at 578-8181.