Viera, Florida- December 14, 2017: Former USSSA Pride shortstop Natasha Watley is changing lives and bringing opportunities to young girls in inner cities through her Natasha Watley Foundation. Founded in 2009, the Natasha Watley Foundation creates opportunities for girls in under-served communities to learn and play the game of softball.
This holiday season, USSSA is supporting the mission of the Natasha Watley Foundation through our “Give the Gift of Fastpitch” campaign. Watley played for the USSSA Pride from 2010 to 2016 and was recently announced as a USSSA Hall of Fame inductee for the class of 2018.
We are encouraging USSSA directors, teams, officials, and all members to donate to the Natasha Watley Foundation. For every $1500 raised, the proceeds will fund an entire team! If we raise $25,000 we—as USSSA—can sponsor an entire FALL LEAGUE! And if we reach our ultimate goal of $50,000 we can help fund an entire SUMMER LEAGUE.
Currently, the Natasha Watley Foundation supports the Natasha Watley Softball League located in Los Angeles, CA. The NWSL was established in 2008 and has participants ages 8-15 who participate in summer and fall softball leagues. Natasha’s goal, through her sponsorship program, is to introduce more girls to the game and eventually expand her NWSL to new cities or urban areas. To date, the NWSL has served 1700 girls since 2009.
To learn more about the Natasha Watley Foundation, visit http://www.natashawatleyfoundation.org/
How to Participate:
Simply text “USSSA” to 91999 or click HERE
to donate under the USSSA campaign. All proceeds collected under the USSSA campaign will be packaged together in support of the Natasha Watley Foundation’s goal of funding individual athletes, teams and/or leagues.
Help our goal of raising $50,000 and funding an entire softball summer league!
About the Natasha Watley Foundation:
The mission of the NWF is to empower young women to make healthy lifestyle choices, develop strong self-esteem, and to become leaders of character through participation and training in the sport of softball. NWF uses softball’s platform to inspire young women to reach their full potential while fostering character development and awareness of social issues that affect women.
USSSA is headquartered in Viera, Florida. USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more!