Fall Trip Lands Huskies In Eastern Wash./Idaho
Sept. 20, 2012
SEATTLE - The University of Washington softball team kicked off its fall camp last weekend by returning to Selah, Wash., for a youth camp.
It was the sixth year the Huskies have conducted the Selah all-skills camp. Part fundraiser, part community outreach, the camp allowed Husky softball to connect with communities in Eastern Wash.
This year's camp saw 120 campers ages 8-18 eager to learn and improve their game in the beautiful Yakima Valley sun. The camp took place at Selah's Carlon Park thanks to the support of Bill Harris, Selah High School softball coach, and the City of Selah.
"Every time we return to Selah, the community support and softball buzz continues to get better and better," said head coach Heather Tarr. "We take a lot of pride in coming to Central Wash., to share our knowledge of this great game with players and coaches in this part of our state."
UW student-athletes are integral in putting on the camp; conducting the pitching, base running and defensive sessions themselves.
"Our student-athletes connect so well with these young kids. It gives our program a reach beyond greater Seattle," Tarr added.
Before completing their fall camp the Huskies will battle North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Thursday in a double header beginning at 6 p.m.
Follow @UWSoftball on Twitter for in game updates. Also, catch them in action at home when they kickoff their Fall Classic on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. against Bellevue College.