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Promoting diversity and equality for the professional female athlete while inspiring, building confidence, and building self-esteem in girls via the growing sport of softball locally, nationally, and globally.

Aussie Peppers of Minnesota seeks to bring change to the professional sports world as a public benefit corporation that advances society and advocates diversity and equality for the under-served female athlete in professional sports. Aussie Peppers of Minnesota will be a model for advancing and empowering women and inspiring girls to achieve their aspirations with the professional sport of women’s fastpitch softball locally, nationally, and globally.

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Softball Australia will take on new geography and a new name for their 2019 season in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Under the title of Aussie Peppers of Minnesota, the team will play out of Caswell Park in North Mankato, Minnesota in their second season of professional softball in the United States. Aussie Peppers of Minnesota is a partnership between Softball Australia and the youth nonprofit softball organization known as the Mankato Peppers, with the latter acting as home host throughout 2019.

Known in the league throughout their inaugural season of 2018 as the Aussie Spirit, the team is comprised of players who are also members of Softball Australia, Australia’s national team.
Softball Australia is a team that has had broad success throughout their history, particularly in the Olympic Games, perched on the medal stand for every single Olympics of which softball has been included (1996-2008). The team seeks to win the Asia-Oceania qualifier in the fall of 2019 to be among the six team 2020 Olympic field in Tokyo.

The NPF will lead off its 16th season in May. The complete 2019 regular season schedule will be released following the annual league Winter Meetings held January 16 & 17 in Nashville, TN.

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  • Caswell Park North Mankato, Minnesota, United States

Seeking Youth Softball Partners

We are seeking additional youth softball organizations that wish to become partners with the Mankato Peppers. Our goal is to create a professional brand of softball that is mostly owned by our friends in youth softball. The Aussie Peppers of Minnesota can literally be YOUR TEAM! 

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