Valpolife.com - On Monday, July 23, Valparaiso will welcome the NSA Girls Fast Pitch World Series to Northwest Indiana. The 3000 athletes, ages 8-18, will participate in the softball tournament in various locations throughout Lake, LaPorte and Porter Counties. The group is working with the Indiana South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and has selected downtown Valparaiso as the location for the Opening Ceremonies Monday evening. A parade will begin at Central School at approximately 6 p.m. and will end in Central Park Plaza where the Opening Ceremonies will be held until 9 p.m. The anticipated attendance with family members is approximately 8000-10,000 visitors. The parade will result in limited available parking downtown and road closures beginning around 4pm until 7pm Monday evening.

Street closings include:

Erie St. from Washington St. to Franklin St.
Chicago St. from Franklin St. to Morgan Blvd.
Jefferson St. from Washington St. to Franklin St.
Lincolnway from Lafayette St. to Michigan St.
Lafayette St. from Lincolnway to Indiana Ave.
For more information about the NSA Girls Fast Pitch World Series, please contact the Indiana South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-989-7770 or www.Southshorecva.com/NSA.