Akron, OH- The National Down Syndrome Service Society announced today that Alison Owen (Mississippi State) of the Akron Racers will be an ambassador for the NDSS.
The National Down Syndrome Service Society was founded in 1979 to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.
“I really just want to help raise awareness and help people understand that individuals with down syndrome are people too and want to do normal things”, said Owen. “The medical costs can add up for families and hopefully by raising awareness, some families will receive financial help. I want to be a small part in a cause that changes the lives of beautiful human beings. I am so excited to be a part of this journey. Thank you NDSS for allowing me to have this opportunity."
Owen was inspired to become an advocate for Down Syndrome when a close friend’s niece passed away due to complications from Down Syndrome.
You can learn more about the NDSS and their mission at ndss.org
Tickets for the Racers Opening Weekend, June 11-14 are on sale now in person; at the Firestone Stadium Box Office, 1575 Firestone Parkway, Akron, OH; by phone at 330.376.8188 or; online at akronracers.org.
For more information about the Akron Racers visit www.akronracers.org or call 330-376-8188
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, is 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 14th season of play in 2015.
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch 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 o Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fast pitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com