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First Responders Cup Tournament

Girls Fastpitch Softball


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Hilton Garden Inn Sponsors Tournament

Posted by jack on August 4, 2022 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

For Teams who wish to stay overnight, the Hilton Garden Inn in Arlington is offering tournament rates for participants.

The Hilton Garden Inn has provided availability for up to 20 double queen bed guestrooms and up to 30 king bed guestrooms September 8th through September 11th, 2022. They are offering discounted rate of $125 for king bed guestrooms and $145 for double queen bed guestrooms (available Thu-Sun nights). This is approximately a  50 per cent discount on the traditional rates.

 If interested, please Hilton's Sales Manager listed below:

Michael Kiker

Senior Sales Manager

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/Shirlington

4271 Campbell Ave

Arlington, VA. 22206

 703.820.0440 I [email protected] I  703.820.0880



The Hotel offers the following amenities and services to ensure your stay with us will be enjoyable. Please visit their website for additional information and to view photos of our property.


• Complimentary shuttle service to Pentagon City Metro and Reagan National Airport. Reservations Required

• Complimentary high speed wireless internet access in all guest rooms, meeting space and public areas of the hotel.

• Overnight Self-Parking $18

• Full American Breakfast $9.95 per person

Enjoy the quaint Village at Shirlington. Boutique shops, restaurants, movie theatre, library, grocery store and the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre are all within walking distance

• Achieving our environmental goals. Leed Certified Silver

• Refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig Coffeemaker in each room

• All non-smoking rooms. Accessible rooms are available

• 24 hour Market Pantry®

• On-Site Garden Grill® Restaurant and Lounge

• Beautiful outdoor patio area right off the restaurant and lounge

• Complimentary 24 hour fitness center and In- Room Stay Fit Kits

• Indoor Pool

• Valet and self-laundry available

• Hilton Honors Points® Program

• 1,300 square feet of meeting space accommodating up to 70 people


2022 First Responders Cup - September 10 and 11, 2022

Posted by jack on April 4, 2022 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Twenty-First  First Responders Cup is now scheduled for September 10 and 11, 2022 in Arlington Virginia.

We are still in the early stages of defining the complement of teams. Hopefully, we will be able to expand the field over the Covid-Limited field of last year.

If you are interested in playing, we encourage you to fill out and submit the registration form.  Given the uncertainty of the field, we recommend you withhold payment of the registration fee until such time that you receive an invitation. 

We will continue to collaborate with Marymount University to expand the experience for rising players.  Stay Tuned for more exciting NEWS on this year's Tournament!


2021 First Responders Cup Recap

Posted by jack on July 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The 2021 Championship Summary.

Twenty teams participated in the 20th First Responders Cup Tournament this year. We purposely limited the field to 20 teams in respect for the COVID threat.  All games were played at the Barcroft Sports Complex on September 11th and September 12th.  

The Champions were the Maryland InteGRITy at the 12 and Under Division, the VA Glory Norton at the 14 and Under and the Arlington Impact National-Kauffman at the 18 and Under. 

Our Congratulations to all the Champions and all who came to the tournament this year.

We are particularly grateful to the Marymount University Softball team and their coaches who ran the press boxes, kept score and organized our participants. THANK YOU! Without your support we could not have run the tournament.

18th First Responders Cup Results

Posted by jack on September 8, 2019 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

12 and Under Results

VA Glory - Sternbeck - Champions

2nd Place - Maryland InteGRITy

 14 and Under Results

VA Glory - Johnson-Avvisato-Champions

2nd Place - Lake Shore Lightning Gold

16 and Under Results

Team Virginia Mizuno - Harrington - Champions

2nd Place - LLG-Wools

18 and Under Results 

Tri-State Thunder Gold - Champions

2nd Place - VA Glory - Fields" target="_blank">The 2019 First Responders Cup Video Collage

History of the First Responders Cup

Posted by jack on September 5, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A year after the horrific events of September 11, 2001, where terrorists sought to cower the United States into submission that others could rule their lives, seven teams of 12 and 14 and under girls softball teams came together to play fastpitch softball. In the shadows of the still under rebuild Pentagon, these young ladies came to send a message to the world that America would not stay silent. Seven teams came from Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania to play. A number of the players on the team had lost family members in the attacks. As the Arlington Fire Chief Ed Plaugher noted 'what a wonderful way to celebrate the response of our First Responders to have such an event'. Those who play this year, send a message to those eighty young ladies who played that day that they come to honor their efforts and continue the tradition. We have been so fortunate to have the support of the County, the United States Army and the Federal Government. Here we have a photo of the second tournament, where the United States Chief Justice came to participate in support of his grand daughter who was playing.

Tournament Memories

Posted by jack on September 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A wonderful weekend was concluded with the crowning of First Responder Cup Champions. Congratulations to all. Check out the great photo collage prepared by Greg Hudson of the First Responders Cup Committee from 2017.

Tournament Video Retrospective

Posted by jack on September 15, 2015 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (1)

What a great tournament with an incedible spirit and sportsmanship from all of the teams!  Even through the unfortunate weather on Saturday, Sunday was some of the best tournament play we have seen in many years. 

For the past several years the Tournament Comittee puts together a video retrospective on the weekend's events to capture the spirit of this tournament.  This year's video is to the song: Fight Song by Rachel Platten.

The ONLY Way to be kept Informed!

Posted by jack on August 21, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the 2014 Facebook Page Link for the First Responders Cup Tournament. It is a great way to follow the latestt news and updates for the Tournament.

First Responders Cup Tournament Patch

Posted by jack on June 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (1)

2012 Tournament Videos

Posted by jack on September 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Some great videos taken of the Tournament Action by volunteer Greg Hudson.

Day One Action

Day Two Action