NATASHA WATLEY FOUNDATION
The Natasha Watley Foundation champions young girls through character, community, and competition.
WHY WE NEED THE NATASHA WATLEY FOUNDATION
I started NWF after holding numerous clinics in inner cities and I noticed that softball didn’t have high participation due to a lack of resources & exposure. Realizing how softball was such a big part of my life, which opened many doors for me, I wanted to give that back to these young girls who may not even know their potential or opportunities that exist for each of them.
The Four Points of the Diamond are NWF’s core values of discipline, dedication, dignity, and duty. The Four Points are instilled in the girls through mentoring, role modeling, and a structured curriculum that focuses on inspiring girls to become leaders of character in the community. Girls will be exposed to sportsmanship principles, team-building, and sports discipline to have impact in other aspects of their maturing process.
Community connection is core to our program. By leveraging Coach-Mentors, Community Partners, and College Athletes, we empower girls to get connected to leaders in their community. Our focus is to invest in the women that lead and the girls that learn.
Introducing the game of softball to girls age 15 and under who may have not opportunity or interest in engaging in softball previously. We help the girls learn the fundamentals of the game of softball so that they become confident in their play. Enhance& increase participants’ softball knowledge, playing skills and physical fitness by providing after school and weekend softball instruction, practice and league play, and sports-mentoring workshops.