Kittatinny Softball Team delivers thoughtful “Thinking of You” cards

The ATHLETES and COACHES of the Kittatinny Softball Team look for ways to give back to the community.  Last season, they participated in softball games and/or tournaments that directly benefited Pediatric Cancer.

As a team last season, they were able to get all of the spring teams at Kittatinny to buy into the community imitative and participate in the Lace Up for Pediatric Cancer.  Not only did the Kittatinny Teams participate but their opponents did as well.  For these charity games, each player purchased  a set of GOLD laces and wore the laces in their cleats for their designated game(s).  The proceeds raised from these games went to benefit a local family in NJ.  They also played in a Strike Out Cancer benefit game for St. Judes Pediatric Cancer for our final game of the season.

As they went into the 2020 softball season their team was set to play in more charity games, but COVID threw them a curveball.  With the spring seasons currently on hold, they wanted to find other ways in which they could make a difference.  As a team they created and posted a “Thank You Video To those on the Frontlines,” to let them know that their efforts and passion to help others was truly appreciated This video can be found on Twitter at @HMateSoftball and on Instagram at heather.mate.

Their next team inspired initiative was a “Thinking Of You Box.”  The team expressed that while the current situation has been tough everyone, they knew that it was extremely difficult for others.  They delivered letters and cards from the “Thinking Of You Box,” to the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice with the hopes that their small gesture will bring smiles and let everyone know that even though they can’t be there with us, they are thinking of us everyday.

Kittatinny Softball Team Members include:


Head Coach Heather Mate

Junior Meg DePalma

Sophomore Emma Fischer

Freshman Gia Checo-Gonzalez
Asst.Coach Jodie Chadwick

Junior Jolie Laukaitis

Sophomore Alaina Fusco-Gallagher

Freshman Gina Kropp

JV Coach Jeanette Spooner

Junior Ella Schoelier

Sophomore Kierra Hubmaster

Freshman Gwen Lightcap

Senior Abby Martin

Junior Taylor Trimper

Sophomore Mackenzie Shea

Freshman Amber Seames

Senor Abby Roggenkamp

Junior Reese Vanderhoof

Sophomore Emily Wohlleber

Freshman Amanda Chadwick

Senior Ashley Romano

Junior Tara White

Sophomore Clara Ammacher

Freshman Taylor Current
Senior Renee Slobodzian
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