The Fastpitch School & Chinese Softball Foundation
Natalie Abrahams South Africa to America Fund
The Fastpitch School has had a long history of supporting international softball and has actively worked tirelessly to aid in the growth and development of the sport globally. As part of our mission of “Providing an education in life skills through the sport of softball”, our Organization, in tandem with our non-profit affiliate Organization, The Chinese Softball Foundation, has placed student-athletes from China and the Czech Republic in colleges throughout the United States for the past several years. We are very pleased to announce that as part of our mission to aid softball globally, we are expanding the scope of the Chinese Softball Foundation to help all international softball players who wish to pursue a higher education in the United States. Recently, two of our student-athletes have graduated from four-year universities (University of Nevada-Reno, and the University of Nebraska), with one choosing to continue her education as a graduate student at the University of Miami. We also have a student-athlete from Prague attending Hartford as a junior, as well as a student-athlete from Beijing in her senior year at the University of Delaware. All are doing well both in the classroom and on the softball field, and are growing and learning valuable life-skills as human beings appreciating cultural diversity, and receiving an education in life that the sport of softball has helped to provide.
I am asking for your help in bringing a student-athlete from Cape Town, South Africa to the United States to pursue a college education while playing softball beginning this upcoming semester in January. Natalie currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, and recently played softball for the South Africa Junior Women’s Softball Team during the 2011 ISF Junior Women’s Championships held in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been offered a scholarship to attend school in Kansas. The scholarship will cover some of her expenses while attending school, however, her family needs help covering the rest of her expenses. I am hoping you will be able to help The Fastpitch School assist Natalie with reaching her dream of attending college as a student-athlete in the United States.
Natalie will need to be on campus in Kansas by the end of December, and time is of the essence. I realize this is extremely short notice, but this opportunity recently just became possible for her. Donations must be received by December 30, 2012. The Chinese Softball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. I hope you will consider assisting Natalie!
Please make check donations payable to The Chinese Softball Foundation, Inc.