As part of our ongoing effort create an environment for building success on the field, the EGFA has approved several community service initiatives to build for success off the field.
In partnership with EHS Youth Development Office, EGFA has a program in place and offers former and current EGFA EHS students an opportunity to earn service hours towards their Community Service Letter. Those participating in the Community Service Letter Program need to earn 120 Hours of Community Service in order to earn their letter requirement (hours are cumulative and can begin accumulating after the last day of school as an 8th grader). Please click on the link on the right for more information about the Community Service letter. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please fill out the EGFA Online EHS Service Application below.
In partnership with EHS Softball, EGFA has a program in place that offers EHS Softball students an opportunity to earn money and raise money for EHS Softball. Those participating in the Split Program will be paid to assist in coaching 8Us through 12Us and a Split will go towards EHS Softball. Other opportunities will be communicated through out the year to assist with Winter Training, Open Gyms, Spring Training, Summer Fastpitch Clinics, and Fall Ball. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com. Additionally, please fill out the EGFA Online EHS Service Application below.
Our annual fundraising drive to support CMT. At the beginning of each spring/summer season EGFA will kickoff a voluntary fundraiser "Hits for Hayley" supporting CMT a form of Muscular Dystrophy that will run through the month of June.
Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) disease is a progressive peripheral nerve disease that causes atrophy in the feet, legs, and hands. One of our own EGFA family members, Hayley Nilsen, was diagnosed just days before attending kindergarten. Balance, weakness, and numbness are common challenges. Hayley currently wears braces on her legs for support with walking and running. She positively faces everyday challenges. While most kids are able to easily hold a pencil, walk up & down stairs, and move from class to class, Hayley has to put extra effort into such tasks. Away from school, Hayley keeps up with her friends in a variety of athletics. In addition to Fastpitch Softball, Hayley plays basketball and volleyball. With her braces on her legs she always keeps a disarming smile on her face and gives 110% effort in whatever game day challenge she has to overcome.
While there are no known medicines or therapies that will stop or slow the progression of CMT, the MDA is funding research to discover valuable treatments. Supporting the CMT through MDA will bring even more breakthroughs!!
For more information on Hayley and to donate directly to MDA click on the image at the right. We thank you for your support!
Each year in July, EGFA hosts an annual Softball Equipment Drive to assist a community in need of Softball Equipment (catcher's gear, bats, training equipment, etc.). After collecting the equipment it is packed up, shipped, and distributed to support another community's Softball program.
In partnership with the Edina City Parks and Rec, EGFA is committed to our community and our parks. EGFA has signed an agreement to participate in the Edina Adopt-a-Park program contributing to a cleaner environment in our community and allowing the city to conserve and redirect valuable resources. We are honored to Adopt Pamela Park, EGFA has a long rich history at Pamela Park by committing significant dollars and time to make our fields a safe and proud home of Edina Girls Fastpitch!
In partnership with the Edina City Parks and Rec Manager EGFA will identify Community and Association field needs and apply for Hennepin County and Twins Community Grant Funds.