My name is DeLanie Perry and I've been a softball player my whole life. I was born to play ball. My dream is to one day reach the Olympic level, and play for team USA. I recently tried out for, and have been invited to play on the 2018 Central Florida Eagles Select 12U Team - a skilled and elite hand picked competitive team of young ladies who are already on the path to playing college ball. We will be traveling to Oklahoma City June 1st – June 4th, 2018, for the Triple Crown Fastpitch Tournament.
While our team is in Oklahoma, I will have the opportunity to attend the Women's College World Series where the top eight Division 1 College Softball teams compete for the National Title. It is very exciting to think that I will be traveling there and watching the best of the best. We will also be visiting the University of Oklahoma for a campus tour and we will be able to see the softball stadium where the Oklahoma Sooners compete. During the four days, we will also visit the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum, where all the greats are honored for their achievements in the sport of softball.
My journey of being a softball player has taught me so much about myself, such as my strengths and weaknesses, and how hard I can push myself physically and mentally. I have been all over the state of Florida where I learned so much more about my sport. To become a top athlete in my sport I must push my limits and develop incredible self-discipline. The thing is, I want more, I know I can do more. I am ready to push my limits, and those of my teammates, even further as I work my way to a Triple Crown Title with my team, the Central Florida Eagle Select 12U.
To be able to reach these goals by the time our team leaves for Oklahoma City, I have to raise at least $3,000 by May 2018. It seems like a year is a long time, but it really goes by quickly! My family does everything they can to help me stay in the sport I love - and to continue to improve my skills set. But it is very difficult for them as my father's kidney's failed, and he can no longer work. He has dialysis 20+ hours a week, and his medications exceed $1,000 a month. This is why I need your support. All donations will directly help me fund my fees, which are considerable. Coaches fees, field rentals, uniforms, equipment, travel to practices, airline tickets, tournament fees, hotels, meals.....it is almost overwhelming! By contributing you will help me reach my goals but you will also take part in our team's journey of becoming the Triple Crown Champions of 2018.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me or my Coach Cindy Corrado (407) 492-5028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.