It’s the holiday of turkey, NFL Football (Lions & Cowboys & Bears… oh my!) and--hopefully--good times with family and friends!
We asked 25 young softball players across the country what they are thankful for… below is what they had to say.
If you’d like to share your gratitude and thanks, be sure to go to our Extra Inning Softball page and post:
I am most thankful for school. I know there are many reasons that teenagers aren't thankful for it, but I don't know what I would do with my days if I didn't attend school. It has made me really understand how others' minds process problems. Through group projects, I have learned how to become more competent at cooperating with people that I may not get along with. Although we learn some unnecessary concepts, we learn many skills necessary to our future careers. I believe school teaches more than just the concepts of common core.
--- C/UT Shyann Beddow (2020, Utah Freakz)
I am always thankful for my family. I appreciate that my parents love to watch me play softball. I am also thankful for my Storm team and the lessons softball continues to teach me. There is always more to learn!
--- P/1B McKenna “Bub” Feringa (2021, Mizuno Storm-Mathis)
I am most thankful for my mom for always caring for me. This past year my mom has been battling breast cancer, and even when she was struggling, she did her best to look after us. She is a great example of what it means to be a fighter. I’m also thankful for my dad because he takes time out of his day to help me improve. We work about six days a week together outside of team practice and he is always finding new information, videos, and posts to share with me. I am thankful for my older brother for always putting up with me. Since he became a Type 1 Diabetic, he has shown me that many things are possible. As a diabetic, he played both baseball and football through high school and now he rows crew at Baylor University. Finally, I am thankful for all the support I receive from friends, relatives, and coaches.
--- P/1B Brielle Wright (2022, California Breeze-Birch)
I am thankful for my family. They spend a lot of time and money on my softball life and I can’t thank them enough for that.
--- SS/3B Avery Weisbrook (2022, Ohana Tigers-Quarles)