National Pro Fastpitch recently announced a revised lineup for its playoffs and All-Star Game Aug. 27-28 in Chicago, Ill. 

The top four teams will meet in a single elimination tournament to decide the 2005 NPF Champion. The weekend will conclude with the All-Star Game. 

On Saturday, August 27, the first round of playoffs will be split into two games at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with an award ceremony and entertainment in between. Awards will be given out to players and coaches for “Offensive Player of the Year,” “Defensive Player of the Year,” “Coach of the Year,” and “Most Valuable Player.” Entertainment will be provided by the incredible Frisbee Dogs. 

The winners of Saturday’s games will face each other in the 2005 championship game at noon on Sunday. After the top two teams battle for the title of NPF champion, the best power hitters in the league will compete in the homerun derby. 

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the most talented players in the league will face-off in a game between NPF East and West. Players from the New York Juggernaut, the New England Riptide, and the Akron Racers have been selected to play on the East All-Star Team. The West All-Star Team will consist of players from the Chicago Bandits, the Arizona Heat, and the Texas Thunder. 

Softball will not be the only athletic talent displayed this weekend. The legendary Jessie White Tumblers will take the field to show off their impressive jaw dropping stunts in-between the Homerun Derby and the All-Star Game. 

In appreciation to the young fans of fastpitch, the first 300 kids each day under the age of 14 will receive a free Jennie Finch bobblehead doll. The first 1,000 youngsters will also receive Official Autograph Cards. Jennie Finch Official USA Autograph Cards will be given out randomly throughout the weekend. 

The games will be televised on both ESPN2 and Comcast SportsNet. More details will be posted on the Web at 

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