Together, we can make a difference!
⭐ Well, then! We are, alhamdulillah, well beyond capacity. JazakAllah khair to all those who have shown interest!
⭐ We have now opened our 2023 Waitlist.
⭐ For all those that filled out a New Player Registration Form today, stay tuned via e-mail to find out the status of your registration within 48 hours!
⭐ (As a reminder, you will either be given a spot this season or you will have been placed on the 2023 wait-list. Availability is assigned strictly on order of registration time).
Please note that we receive an overwhelming amount of registrations within minutes of New Player Registration going live.
If you are eager to join, we suggest being ready to register immediately at noon tomorrow. Please allow us (48) hours to contact you to confirm the status of your registration.
Sisterhood Softball 2023 Season is here!
If you’re interested in getting active this summer and spending time with an amazing group of women, sign up to play with us this summer!
We welcome new players to join SSL for the 2023 season. Registration will go live Monday, February 6th at Noon! Please note that we receive an overwhelming amount of registrations within minutes of New Player Registration going live. If you are eager to join, we suggest being ready to register immediately at noon tomorrow. Please allow us (48) hours to contact you to confirm the status of your registration.
Your 2023 Season Fee includes:
⭐14 season games (weather permitting)
⭐Personalized team jersey
⭐Team practices (not mandatory)
⭐Access to league social events
Looking forward to having you taking part in our 2023 Season! Don't miss out and register today!
What happens if we reach capacity? - We will be contacting everyone on our waitlist to let them know their status. For those who did not make it, we will be inviting a limited number to join our assessment, in the event we need a replacement before or after the draft, or at any time during the season. Any replacements BEFORE the Draft, go in order of registration priority. Any replacements AFTER the Draft, are done according to skill match up, to ensure parity.
*What happens if I cannot attend the assessment? - SSL is a Draft league and we try our best to faciliate balanced teams for an optimal playing experience. This is why all new players must be assessed so they can be drafted accordingly.It becomes incredibly challenging to draft new players who have not been assessed. We ask that you make arrangements to attend the assessment. If you cannot attend, this can impact your registration.
Mark your calendars ladies, the 2023 SSL Season is upon us.
Join our mailing list (and have firstname.lastname@example.org as a safe sender) to ensure you don't miss any important registration emails.
SSL is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Tournament
This Ramadan, Sisterhood Softball is supporting @pennyappealca OrphanKind program!
Insha’Allah, our goal is to support orphan girls in Pakistan and/or Palestine and help set up a fund that will provide for them until they turn 18.
Through your donations this year, you will not only be able to take care of their day-to-day needs, but set them up for success as they grow up.
Donate here to support your favourite team's fundraising campaign!
🌟 Registration Here🌟
🌟Registration is on a first come, first serve basis for the Mississauga league
🌟All available positions will be filled with new player registrations.
🌟Your registration is contingent upon your assessment attendance (If you are unable to attend the assessments, your registration will be cancelled)
🌟Your payment will be due at the assessment.
🌟A follow up email with your registration status and more assessment information will be sent in early March.
🌟For any more questions you may have, don't forget to check our FAQs
We ended off the season with a bang! Our ladies dressed up 👗👠 , let their hair down and enjoy the evening as we celebrated the season that was. We honoured our champs 🏆, our award winners 🏅, our volunteers and our umps with some good food 🥘, some fun games and of course, the Awards ceremony.
Our photo dump just shows a glimpse of that since it is primarily a no-photography event. But, let us tell you...we clean up good!
@trailblazers.softball blazed through the competition recording 0 losses at the @salaamsportsofficial Salaam Cup Softball Tournament and will get their names etched on the Championship Trophy as they won out against their worthy competitors, Bat Girls.
Star pitcher Amina Mohamed (fresh off an SSL Championship win) delivered a solid performance throughout the weekend to earn the title of MVP.
Congratulations to the Trailblazers!
(Doubly sweet was that our brother leagues' @brotherhoodsoftball and @bslnights teams were also crowned the champions in their respective divisions. Congratulations to @ottomansoftball for winning the Men's Tier 1 championship (2nd time champs as well!) and to Malton City for winning the Men's Tier 2 championship!)
Congratulations to our Pod Champions!
Pod 1 - Topaz (C) Hafsa W (CC) Hinde J
Pod 1 - Amethysts (C) Shafak K (CC) Aliyah H
With the generous support of the community SSL was able to raise an incredible $14,000 for our charity of choice Sakeenah Homes (@sakeenahhomes) at the SSL Home Runs for Hope Softball Charity Tournament (brought to you by City Centre Orthodontics).
This money is going towards the children's play area in the transitional homes and towards helping women and children in need of Sakeenah Homes' services.
The teams that fundraised the most had the honour of presenting the cheque to Sakeenah Homes. Congratulations to Aces of Bases, captained by Maleeha N. and Bat Squad, captained by Mahma H. who were neck-and-neck, bringing in the most donations!
SSL Home Runs for Hope Softball Charity Tournament (brought to you by City Centre Orthodontics) was made possible due to the participation of five talented teams:
🟦Aces of Bases, captained by Maleeha N.
🟩Bat Intentions, captained by Misbah R.
🟧Bat Squad, captained by Mahma H.
🟪Cleats on Fire, captained by Sundus A
🟥Trailblazers, captained by Sumayyah M.
Congratulations go out Trailblazers for their stellar performance throughout the tourney. After an upset in their first game, they blazed through the rest of their games to ultimately win 1st place in the finals against Aces of Bases!
📸 - @cintiafreitasphoto
A big thank you goes out to all our sponsors for the SSL Home Runs for Hope Softball Charity Tournament brought to you by City Centre Orthodontics.
This day couldn't have happened without your generous support!
Assalamu Alaikum SSL!
These past week has humbled all of us into appreciating our blessings and showing patience during a challenging time. With the constant changing landscape around us, it’s been difficult for our board to plan for Season 5.
This time of year is usually buzzing with SSL preparation and planning with all our pre-season events and activities. However, in light of the current circumstances with COVID-19, we wanted to provide an update from our end regarding the upcoming season.
Our board is closely monitoring public health recommendations to adjust our plans for the summer. For the time being we have postponed:
1. New player assessment
2. Draft day
Insha’Allah as things clear up and social restrictions are reduced, we will continue to keep all of you updated with new dates related to the coming season.
In the mean time, we’re praying that all our SSL friends and family are safe during this time. May Allah protect all our homes and grant health to all those inflicted.
Stay safe everyone.
SSL Board of Directors
We organized a leadership training session for our valued captains and co-captains of the 2020 season, led by the qualified, talented and engaging Hassan Wadi.
Our leaders busted out into some impromptu public speaking and learned how to communicate with different personalities. We were reminded of Prophetic leadership qualities and were explained the importance of mindset when giving or receiving feedback, among other important topics.
These women didn't just squat around. Our caps and co-caps zipped, zapped and zoomed (though some zimmed and zammed...) their way into receiving their certification by the end of the night! You can rest assured that our league members are in great hands!
Thanks again to Hassan Wadi for a great session!
We’re so overwhelmed by the interest shown by all you awesome ladies as our spots have filled up for the 2020 season!
Didn’t get on this season’s roster? Things happen. So make sure you sign up to be on our waiting list for your chance at a spot this season!
We have been humbled by the overwhelming amount of returning members from last year. Unfortunately, due to logistics, we cannot expand this year.
We have limited spots for season members left that will open Tuesday, March 3rd at 12pm for general registration. We also have limited sub positions left. We encourage you to sign up for both, as spots may open up if people are unable to continue playing, and we will work down the waitlist. The sign up link will only be posted to our mailing list so make sure you are on it!
Dear Community Member,
We would like to invite you for an opportunity to collaborate with Canada’s first ever Muslim Women’s Softball league!
With the changing face of the sports stage, it’s time for us to empower all women to reach their best potential. Come and be part of this new chapter in true Canadian spirit, where everyone is given an opportunity to do what they love, without limitations.
Sisterhood Softball League (SSL) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing Muslim women the opportunity to play softball. This growing group of diverse and dynamic women, come together for the love of the game, and they need your help to make this season possible.
Founded in 2016, SSL will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with the upcoming 2020 season, and we would love for you to be a part of the commemorations.
Last year, with the help of our valued sponsors, we were able to double our league from 4 teams to 8 teams, and provide a memorable season for 112 women. Sponsor support is critical to the success of the league to ensure SSL maintains a high standard of quality softball with the growing number of players.
Your sponsorship will help us provide:
We are very excited to provide more Muslim women the chance to participate, however, the financial pressures on the league have increased significantly. You can help make a difference to the community with your contribution!
Please find our sponsorship packages attached, and don’t hesitate to email us to discuss more ways our organizations can collaborate. Your sponsorship will help this incredible group of women write history in a way it’s never been done before.
We look forward to your positive response.
With sincere gratitude,
Chair, Sisterhood Softball
We present to you the 2019 season’s Most Improved Player award winners. This is given to the player who has shown the most progress during the regular season, as selected by their captain and co-captain.
Congratulations to this extraordinary group of resilient and hard-working players!
We present to you the Most Valuable Player award winners. This is given to the player that is considered to be the team’s top player and is recognized for her outstanding performance, as voted by her teammates.
Congratulations to this remarkable group of driven, skilled and talented softballers‼️
We present to you the winners of the 2019 season’s Sisterhood Award. This award is given to the player that demonstrates a positive attitude, encourages her team members and depicts the most team spirit, as voted by her teammates.
A huge shout-out to all the captains and co-captains that have stepped up for SSL Season 4. These women have sacrificed time from their busy schedules to help lead their teams, a diverse group of softballers. They have made a huge effort, some stepping out of their comfort zones, to help grow, mentor and support their teammates throughout the season. They have coordinated attendance, set-up lineups, dealt with roster changes, strategized, lugged equipment to the field, purchased extra equipment, set-up practices outside of Sundays, arrived early and left late to ensure our players’ experience is seamless. The success of this season was dependant on this wonderful group of dedicated women. Thank you to all our wonderful caps and co-caps!
Dream Team (SSL) vs. The Misfits
SSL was delighted to host a group of solid softballers in our annual interleague exhibition game. The game started off strong with The Misfits getting a mercy inning offensively, wow-ing the spectators with their solid hits to the green and smart base-running. But the Dream Team wouldn’t be counted out. They improved their fielding throughout the game and even shut down the the Misfits defensively in an inning. Offensively, the Dream Team’s bats got hot as well and they tied up the game in the 6th inning. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Dream Team was down by one, but couldn’t capitalize on the home field advantage. The stellar Misfits took the win by one run! Final score 16-15.
After the game, the ladies mingled over coffee, samosas and Timbits (#socanadianeh), bonding over their love of softball, chutneys and #girlpower. The SSL ladies took the opportunity to ask for batting and fielding tips from their counterparts all in an effort to improve their game and the Misfits happily obliged.
Thanks again to the Misfits for a great way to end off our season!
Thank you to our Dream Teamers for representing!
Abeeda S, Ailya J, Fatima Q, Juwariah M, Nida S, Riley T, Sabeeha S, Samrah S, Sana S Wafa Q and Zena C.
PC - @sameera.tay
Our players along with their families and friends got together at the SSL Family Picnic at an open park a few weeks ago. It was a chance to meet and mingle over some delicious lunch, as prepared by the the Zabiha Halal food truck staff. They grilled up mild and spicy hot dogs and offered an array of different condiments and toppings (Jalapeño Crunchy Toppers FTW). With face painting, henna, sidewalk chalk art, a fun park/climbing structure and of course, some softball, it was a great day out for everyone! It was awesome to see the love and encouragement our players receive at home for their Sunday mornings with SSL!
Thank you Zabiha Halal for your sponsorship!
Abeeda, Ailya, Fatima Q., Juwariah, Nida S., Riley, Sabeeha, Samrah, Sana and Wafa will defend SSL’s honour in a friendly match-up against the women of the @mlsplladies‼️
It was a monumental set of games in the semi-finals, where the Blazing Sapphires held their lead by a thread against the Smashing Amethysts to advance to the Finals. On the other field, the Dynamic Jades came back thundering in the last inning to topple the leading Mighty Topaz.
The Final was a game of the underdogs and the spectators loved it! The Sapphires took an early lead, but the Dynamic Jades have earned a reputation of never backing down. They clawed back but the Sapphires held it together to take the win, with a final score of 12-9. A well-deserved win with humility for the Sapphires and a beautiful display of grace from the Jades.
A hearty congrats again to the Sapphires for blazing their way up to the top!
PC - @haphotography.ca
What an incredible quarter-finals! The rain was cold, but the spirit was warm as we heard lots of cheers and an amazing display of team spirit. The nerves were there, the hustle was on and the intensity was apparent.
The top-ranked Mighty Topaz took the game against the Radiant Rubies. The Dynamic Jades’ third win as a team couldn’t come at a better time, as they pulled a stunning upset over the Dazzling Diamonds. In the next set of games, the underdogs also came through as the Blazing Sapphires got the W against the Electric Emeralds. Finally, it was truly a close one with the middle-ranked teams. In the end, the Smashing Amethysts won on a walk-off against the Gritty Garnets.
The semi-final match-up is set: The Mighty Topaz take on the Dynamic Jades , while the Blazing Sapphires face the Smashing Amethysts.
There will be no rest as the winners of the semis will continue on to their first double-header of the season, playing their most important game - the championship!
After over ten weeks of exciting softball action composed of close plays, momentum shifts, comebacks, blow-outs, walk-offs, forfeits and close final scores, the playoff match-ups are set based on the regular-season standings.
All eyes turn to the quarter-finals, which promises intense action.
Follow us along our post-season journey as we work towards crowning the 2019 SSL Champions!
Are you cheering for the favourites or the underdogs?!
What started off as a humble target of $5,000 to build two water wells has resulted in a thunder of generosity! You may have heard that we launched a friendly competition to spread the goodness: The SSL team that raised the most would get to present the large cheque of funds raised thus far to our amazing charity partner, Human Concern International. And if you were at the All-Star Game, you would know that the Gritty Garnets had that tremendous honour, with an astounding team total of just over $2,200! Congratulations to the Garnets❗️
With our All-Star Charity Game all wrapped up, we are pleased to tally up our LaunchGood campaign, online donations, our ticket sales and the proceeds from the event. We are SO pleased to announce that we raised $12,000! Yes, you read that right - we are now able to fund FOUR water wells through Human Concern International. May your open hearts result in an open door to Paradise. The success of this fundraising event would not be possible without your presence, your generosity and our amazing sponsors.
Congratulations to these talented softballers for being selected into the SSL All-Star teams, as voted by their teammates! They put on a great show, highlighted by heavy hits, jaw-dropping catches and of course, wicked plays. The score rocked back-and-forth, giving spectators a gripping game.
By no means did the Blackhawks make it easy. But in the end, it was the Red Sox that tied it up and came through with a great hit to let in the winning run in the bottom of the last inning. After the customary handshake and celebratory hugs, the Red Sox were awarded with the winning medal! Congratulations to the Red Sox!!
SSL was honored to participate in the MLSE LaunchPad Girls Summer Leadership Camp. This camp has an overarching outcome/goal to enhance and/or increase awareness of leadership and self-esteem within the girls attending. SSL representatives met with a group of 60, ages 11-14. These girls learned about SSL's story, and heard personal stories of how sports has been a positive factor in building confidence and leadership skills.
This was followed by a fun breakout session of softball skill sessions, where the girls got to try their hand at pitching, throwing, catching, base running and hitting. The girls then came together for a good old fashioned game of kickball. Our SSL reps were blown away by the awesome facility and program MLSE Launchpad has to offer, not to mention the incredible positive energy brought to the camp by the amazing staff and girls.
Thank you MLSE LaunchPad! Looking forward to returning next year.
In order to help provide access to clean water to those in need, SSL is hosting an All Star game with the league’s finest players! Tickets can be purchased here: https://forms.gle/u48xH3SCbi83zuxk7
Our goal is to raise $5,000 to build two water wells. We truly appreciate your generosity on our LaunchGood page to provide vulnerable children and poverty-stricken families with access to clean water.
You can contribute to our campaign by:
* Please indicate "SSL" in the notes section of your EMT/cheque
When physically exerting ourselves on Sunday mornings playing softball , we can appreciate the importance and satisfaction of hydration when we guzzle down fresh water 💦. But did you know that 700 million people live without clean water ❌💦 ? Some of the most vulnerable children and families around the world can contract water-borne diseases, resulting in illness or death.
Here's how we can help❗️You are cordially invited to join us for SSL's first ever 💫All-Star Charity Softball Game💫 benefiting the “Help Us Build Water Wells” campaign! You'll get to see the top players of our league in a game full of fun 😃, skill and of course, competition! All ticket 🎫 sales and proceeds 💵 from the day will go to our amazing charity of choice @hcicanada - working to improve the health and well-being of children around the world by providing access to clean water.
Here is what you need to know:
🗓 Saturday, August 24, 2019
⏰ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
📍Birchwood Park, Field 1 (Parking space available at 1547 Lakeshore Road West or off of Clarkson Rd N)
💵 $5/spectator aged 3+ (https://forms.gle/u48xH3SCbi83zuxk7)
✳️ Important notes:
-This is a family 👨👩👧👦 event! We encourage you all to bring your mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, children, grandparents and friends for this unique event!
-For your comfort, bring foldable chairs as bleacher seating is limited.
Want to help, but won’t be able to come to the All-Star game? Help us reach our target 🎯 by donating to our campaign online 📱
🔗 - www.launchgood.com/sisterhoodsoftball
Together, we can do this - let’s hit this one out of the ballpark! 🙌🏽
SSL was honored to participate in the Hijabi Ballers' Sports Festival last week. Our reps ran a basic demo for young, aspiring girls, giving them tips on batting, catching and throwing. Congrats to Hijabi Ballers on another successful event!
Check out our highlights from our Opening Day Ceremony!
SSL's Hina Mirza joined CBC Radio's Matt Galloway of Metro Morning to discuss the recent growth and interest of the league. Season 4 kicks off this Sunday.