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Updated: Apr 20, 2022

Rochester, NY, April 12, 2022 — The Smash It Sports Vipers, today announced that Don DeDonatis Sr. is becoming the New General Manager of the first team in the Women's Professional Fastpitch League

DeDonatis Sr. served as the USSSA Pride’s General Manager for 10 consecutive seasons beginning in 2009. He previously led the team to ten National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) finals and five NPF championship wins, including the team’s most recent victory in 2019.

“As we gear up for the inaugural season of the WPF, I can’t think of a better person to help lead the Viper Organization and group of incoming professional athletes,” said Donny DeDonatis III, CEO of USSSA and son of DeDonatis Sr. “Welcoming my dad as the General Manager is going to enhance the level of expertise brought to the professional side of fastpitch softball. It will be an honor to work alongside and compete against my dad and the Viper Organization. I am both humbled and excited to kick off the season and work to grow the game, together."

In his role as General Manager, Don will serve as the team’s primary talent scout, selecting the best new athletes for the Smash It Sports Vipers team based on chemistry fit, branding alignment in conjunction with the WPF program, and skillset. His day-to-day responsibilities will include communicating with the coaching staff, negotiating player and facility contracts, building out the team’s roster, and promoting the Vipers brand.

The Smash It Sports Vipers will be releasing player signings and our summer schedule in the coming weeks. For more information on this as well as how to attend games and interact with athletes visit our website and follow us on social media.

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