Get Involved: Support Team GB Women’s Softball at the first Softball World Championships

trophyHi there, my name is Chiya Louie and I am the shortstop for the Great Britain Women’s Fastpitch Softball Team. If you’re not familiar with fastpitch softball, have a quick look on YouTube for fastpitch softball highlights. It’s a fantastic game and one of the fastest growing sports in Europe, traditionally very popular in the States.

You’re reading this because Team GB has qualified for the elite Softball World Championships (the Olympics of softball) – quite a feat in itself – and we need your help. Even though I have played softball for nearly 25 years, it will be the biggest tournament I have ever played in, a dream come true. This prestigious tournament is in Europe for the first time in history, August 15-24. The pride of representing Great Britain is immense and the love I feel for this team is overwhelming, please help Team GB make history by supporting us this year.

Although we are a National team, we survive on generous donations from fans, friends and family. Our sad issue is that since softball was cut from the London 2012 Olympics, we have to fund ourselves to play the sport we love for our nation. Each player is tasked with raising £1k and your donation will help with Travel & Accommodation, Tournament Fees, Team Staff and Physio, Kit, Training Camp – it all adds up quickly.

I have dedicated my life to softball and it is such an honour to play at the highest level, amongst the best in the world. Please help me achieve my dream by clicking on the link below and donating to Team GB Women’s Softball:

Even if you are not able to offer financial help, there are still ways that you could contribute. Please share the link above to help us raise awareness for the team.

Another way to help is buying a softball top. A portion of the sale goes towards the team:

If you have any questions or want to play softball please email me on: [email protected]. There are many softball leagues in London and throughout the UK for all skill levels.

Please support Team GB throughout the 2014 Softball World Championships in Holland by following us on the tournament website this August:

Thank you for giving generously, it means everything to me.

Chiya Louie

Team GB Shortstop

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