Thanks for visiting the Beyond Softball website. My nameís Riley Sullivan. Iím 15 years old Ö and crazy about fastpitch softball! Thanks to some great role models in my life, Iíve grown to love this sport. In the nine years Iíve played, Iíve learned that itís definitely not just a game. Softball is about growing friendships, encouraging others, leadership, hard work and much more.
Early in the summer of 2010 I talked with my family about how I could do something, through softball, in order to help others. I thought it would be cool to encourage inner-city girls to learn the game and experience all the awesome stuff that comes with it. My parents werenít exactly sure where to start, so I spent the first week of my summer vacation meeting with area urban leaders to talk about softball. Everyone I met was excited and full of great ideas. And then, Beyond Softball was born!
Beyond Softballís mission is to equip, encourage and empower girls and their mentors through fastpitch softball in the inner city. Our vision is to bring the Kansas City-area fastpitch community together so players have the opportunity to mentor and encourage girls who want to learn this great game. Beyond Softball events throughout the year offer many opportunities to get involved. Thanks for checking out the website ó be sure to let us know what you think.