Nashville, TN - (May 3, 2012) National Pro Fastpitch has teamed up with MTV and the producers of MADE for an episode that will air on Saturday, May 5.
Akron Racers’ third baseman Kelley Montalvo was selected as the MADE Coach for this episode, and was given an opportunity to coach and mentor a young softball player with the goal of becoming a starter on her high school team.
"National Pro Fastpitch is so very proud to get the opportunity that was extended to us by MTV and MADE to make an impact on the life of a young person,” said NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf. “I don't think you could find a better role model than the Akron Racers’ Kelley Montalvo and I know Kelley considered the chance to work with Liz a privilege. The NPF and our core of extraordinary women professional athletes are committed to the positive influence and inspiration of young people.”
Montalvo filmed the episode of MADE in Ohio and relied on her own personal experience of using softball to overcome life’s struggles. During her senior season at Alabama, Montalvo’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. It was her mother’s support and softball that kept her playing and allowed her to finish out her collegiate career at the Women’s College World Series.
“We also appreciate the willingness of our corporate partners at Boombah, Worth, Wilson, and Ringor to readily get involved with making a difference for Elizabeth,” added Kempf. “We wish Elizabeth success and continued confidence not only in softball, but in whatever she decides to accomplish."
This episode of MADE featuring Kelley Montalvo will air on Saturday, May 5 at 2pm EST/1pm CST. Check out the link below for a sneak peak on the episode.
Sneak Peak of MADE Softball Player
Want to see Montalvo in action on the diamond? Tickets for Opening Day with the Racers are on sale now and can be ordered by calling the Racers office at 330-376-8188 or by visiting www.akronracers.org
About the Akron Racers:
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 11th season of play in 2012. www.akronracers.org
About National Pro Fastpitch:
National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com
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