In 1953 a group of enthusiastic and dedicated men and women from the city of Cranston, Rhode Island, had the vision to create organized activities for the development of their children. Originally intended to be called Cranston’s League of Champions, this sports and youth development concept was permanently chartered under the name of Cranston League for Cranston’s Future. Better known simply as CLCF, this organization has grown from a handful of caring people to a social organization embodying hundreds of adults and nearly 5000 youths, both boys and girls, from the city of Cranston and surrounding communities.
A new sub-division of CLCF was formed to specifically address the needs of these girls: the Girls Athletic League for Sports or as they are more simply known, GALS. Very significant numbers of girls joined the basketball and softball programs. The program grew in size, prestige and skill. In 1988 GALS ceased to be independent and was reabsorbed as part of the CLCF organization. In Spring 2003 the GALS U16 softball team was crowned national champions, a first for CLCF!
Soon the switch was made from slow pitch to fastpitch softball and the CLCF Bombers were born. The teams continued to travel competing at a high level bringing home championships from all over New England. We are proud to say that our first original Bomber team continued to become a College Showcase team. In 2018, three of our student-athletes committed to play softball at the college level!