Emma's Art Cart

As a National Program, USA Elite Select  aspires to bring our athletes, coaches, parents, and entire fastpitch community together to educate, inspire, and empower them to use sport as a vehicle to create positive change. In order to do that, we made it our mission to provide our athletes with the opportunity through community projects.  We believe it is of utmost importance to teach our athletes the value of serving and the value of giving back.

That's why this year we chose to incorporate Emma’s Art Cart into our community pillar of the World Fastpitch Championships .  All 250 teams from 32 states are encouraged to donate (art supplies or funds) and truly support this incredible cause for the entire week. Emma's dream is to provide hospitals across the country with art kits. Let's help her check Kansas City off her list.

Emma's Story:
Emma Stumpf, a former Indiana USSSA rockstar, and her art teacher Lisa Durst started Emma's Art Cart in 2014, under her 501c3 organization Peace of Heart.

Emma was dealing with a rare form of brain cancer. The inoperable tumor (Herman) as she calls it had put Emma through the maximum amount of Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for her life time at just age 7. Emma expressed to Lisa that her dream was to provide an art cart to the patients at Riley Children's Hospital filled with art kits which would be delivered to children recovering in their hospital beds

She has developed several different types of age appropriate kits to meet the needs of the variety of children being treated at Riley Children’s Hospital. Emma delivered the first 350 kits to Riley in late 2014. At no surprise, Emma’s Art Cart was an instant success and the demand of the kits has soared at the hospital. In 2015 over 1700 kits were dispersed to the patients at Riley Hospital.
  • Warren Wolff 
    • $200 
    • 52 mos
  • Greg Carter 
    • $100 
    • 57 mos
  • Mark Zaverl 
    • $100 
    • 58 mos
  • Renee Flores 
    • $100 
    • 58 mos
  • Michael Gonzalez 
    • $1,700 
    • 58 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Midwest Sports Productions 
Lenexa, KS
Shannon Frederick