Organizers of Senior Softball Beaufort are looking for players to join it inaugural season, with practices to begin in February.

Players 55 and up who love softball and want to play in a league dedicated to fun, safety and competition are invited to sign up. Players are welcome from Beaufort, Hilton Head, Bluffton, and beyond.

Organizers Rick Trenary, Doug Newton and David Hofmann will be working with Beaufort County Parks and Recreation, Island Rec Center, area POAs, clubs and local media to promote the league.

“We want players of all abilities and will build team rosters to foster friendships, fun and healthy competition,” said Trenary. The league plans to adapt the concepts and rules of successful programs in Charleston, Greenville, and Charlotte.

Each of those leagues include tournament caliber players alongside guys who just want to play for fun, without a beer league atmosphere. Spring and fall seasons will play 16 games each plus playoffs.

Practice and pick-up games tentatively scheduled include:

Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m. at Burton Wells, Beaufort

Feb. 21 at MC Riley Fields, Bluffton

Feb. 24 at Barker Field, Hilton Head Island

Feb. 28, location TBA

The league will sponsor these batting practice and pick-up game sessions in February to give players a chance to meet and feel comfortable. Registration is requested at to help organizers reserve enough fields and provide equipment.

The website will also serve as the main communication channel for the league. Watch the website for further details on practice dates, times, and fields, or email