RFHRHS Softball Team Trained Fair Haven Recreation Teams of 3rd-8th Graders

April 7th, 2011

For Immediate Release April 7, 2011

Clinics helped build programs and groom upcoming RFH players.

RFHRHS softball player Marissa Stefanelli saw that the Fair Haven Recreation softball program was in need of some added expertise and enthusiasm. In response to that need, she put together a clinic for the young players. She developed the program, lined up equipment, created fliers, emails and publicity in concert with Fair Haven Girls’ Softball, Inc. and co-ordinated a series of clinics for third through eighth graders. Marissa’s teammates on the RFH Varsity Girls Softball team joined in the effort to help with the drills and practices that made a big difference for the younger players. Not only did they improve their skills, but they are also had a great time interacting with the high school athletes.

Clare Ryan, a member of Fair Haven Softball, Inc. Executive Board, said, “Marissa is such an outstanding role model for our young softball players. She volunteers for us because she has a love of the game and wants to help the younger girls develop their skills. She came up through Fair Haven Softball and has excelled at RFH. We are very proud of Marissa and are fortunate that she has come back to help our young athletes improve.”

With an eye to the future for the RFH team, Marisa explained her motivation, “I started this clinic with the help of Fair Haven Girls Softball to give girls an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game before the season starts.  It is a pleasure to teach the girls, and it is so great to see them improving.  Hopefully someday they will all want to play Varsity softball for RFH.”

For more information, contact:

Mr. Jeff Herkimer, RFHRHS Varsity Softball Coach, 732-842-1597, ext. 303, jherkimer@rfhrhs.org

Mrs. Roberta Van Anda, RFHRHS Public Relations, 732-842-4562, avananda@comcast.net



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