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Five ways to follow the 2012 NPF College Draft


On the eve of the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft, the Akron Racers wish to simplify your draft following experience and make sure you have the best time possible. Below are five great ways to follow along with the picks, news and possible trades during the 2012 NPF College Draft tomorrow night, March 7.


1 – 2012 NPF Draft Party hosted by Sharonda McDonald at Legends Sports Pub & Grille
The best and most exciting way to watch this year’s rookie draft is to attend the official Akron Racers Draft Party at Legends Sports Pub and Grille (1840 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown, Ohio 44685). The Akron Racers organization is notorious for being the only team in the NPF to host a draft watch party and this year’s event is sure to be exciting with outfielder
Sharonda McDonald hosting the festivities. The Draft Party kicks off at 5 p.m. ET with the live broadcast of the draft (held in Memphis, Tenn.) starting at 5:40 p.m. ET.

2 – Watch the LIVE stream of the 2012 NPF College Draft through NPF website
Can’t make it to the official draft watch party? Tune in to the live broadcast of the 2012 NPF College Draft through You’ll catch all the picks with insight from National Pro Fastpitch Commissioner Cheri Kempf and each team’s respective Owners or General Managers.

3 – Racers to live-blog draft results with insight on
In addition to being able to see the live broadcast online, fans can direct their browsers to as Racers’ staff member Justin Marquardt will be live-blogging the results of the Racers picks with insight from within the Racers organization and reactions from the watch party crowd. Live-blogging will start off around 5:35 p.m. ET and will be updated as quickly as possible after each draft selection.

4 – Tweet, Tweet goes the cell phone, follow league and team twitter accounts for info
Stuck at work or in a night class and can’t do any of the three previous ways to follow? No worries! Just follow all four teams and the league office on twitter for instant news and reactions as the picks happen. Head to and make sure to activate the option for direct texts to your cell phone from each team and the league office. Click each twitter handle below to go directly to their respective pages.

Akron Racers - @akronracers
Carolina Diamonds -
Chicago Bandits -
Florida Pride -
NPF office -

5 – Find results on Facebook too!
Not a fan of twitter but want to stay involved through social media? Log on to the Akron Racers Facebook page (
click here) to get up to the minute draft results and insight from Racers’ staff as well as reactions from fans at the official Akron Racers 2012 NPF Draft Party hosted by Racers’ outfielder Sharonda McDonald and Legends Sports Pub & Grille.


Whichever way you choose to enjoy the 2012 NPF College Draft we hope you enjoy!

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