Softball: A Taste of Italy
With this opportunity, I've recruited the girls who play under my direction at Columbia High School, along with a few from surrounding towns. They will act as ambassadors representing softball and the United States, while competing internationally. The team as a whole will spend some time exploring the local regions we play against and get the chance to discover the customs/traditions of the Italian culture while gaining an educational experience too. This trip essentially encourages patriotism in my players while promoting peace and developing an international understanding of others.
In order for this 9 day trip to Italy be a success, we have to cover the team's expenses to travel abroad. Currently, many of our players can not afford to pay the $4000 per player to commit (even with payment plans). As their coach, I am trying to arrange fundraisers and opportunities that would drastically reduce each players' costs- making it available and affordable to ALL of my players. We would truly appreciate your assistance in making this vision possible and available to ALL our girls!
Here is a link that was printed in the local News-Record this week explaining in detail our situation. If you could take the time to read it, I would appreciate it.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Columbia HS Head Softball Coach
2014 America's Team Head softball Coach
So far, we have raised a little over $2500 towards our trip to Italy for our local high school softball players who will be representing Team USA next summer. We are still trying to defray the cost of the trip for all of our members. We have recruited the Roman Gourmet in Maplewood this week to assist. They have agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds to our team from Monday to Thursday night. Please use them to help support us.
Thank you all for your generous donations and support! I look forward to sharing photos next July from Italy so you can see where your contribution went.
CHS Softball Coach
America's Team Softball Coach- 2014