The IWBC has been offered and agreed to accept two buildings across the street from Beyer Stadium, the home of the AAGPBL’s Rockford Peaches. We are launching a capital campaign in order to raise money for the renovation.
If we are successful in our fundraising campaign, the buildings will house the international headquarters of the IWBC, and will operate as an educational, training, and museum facility for girls’ and women's baseball.
Join us by making a donation to this exciting project. Make 2016 the year you STEP UP TO THE SPORT!
Dr. Kat D. Williams
The Second Annual Women’s Baseball Symposium happened last weekend at the Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Women from around the country participated—speaking on panels, taking in the fabulously motivational keynote address from Tori Murden McClure, watching a Louisville Bats ball game as guests of the museum, signing autographs, appearing on a local TV show, and generally raising the noise level about the importance of women and girls having access to America’s pastime. It was an exciting, inspiring and tremendously successful weekend. We hope you can join us next year!
IWBC on WAVE 3 Listens in Louisville, Kentucky.
Baseball isn’t just for guys. The International Women’s Baseball Center plans to make that clear at their 2015 Women’s Baseball Symposium. The event, to be held at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory on Saturday, September 5th, will feature panel sessions with prominent women in the baseball field, as well as a special autograph session.
“We are delighted to host this event featuring some of the women who are true trailblazers in the field of baseball,” said Anne Jewell, Vice President and Executive Director of LSMF. “Many baseball fans, and guests to our museum, are women, and we’d love to see more women continue to ramp up their involvement with the game.”
The itinerary for the day:
· 10 a.m. – Welcome and introduction
· 10:30 a.m. – Keynote address (Tori Murden McClure)
· 11:30 a.m. – Panel on the future of women in baseball
· 12:30 p.m. – Break for lunch
· 1:30 p.m. – Panel on the history and legacy of women’s baseball
· 3 p.m. – Autograph session in the main museum
The public is invited to attend this free event.
The IWBC will be heading to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Induction week. Here you will be able to have a meet and greet with two of the former members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, buy our merchandise, including a limited-edition Hall of Fame induction IWBC shirt, purchase a membership, and buy into our 50-50 raffle.
Meet and greet times are Saturday (Jul 25) and Sunday (Jul 26) from 10 am to noon and again 2 pm until 4 pm. Please visit our booth in town to learn more about the IWBC, make a purchase, and find out when our raffle drawing times will be throughout the weekend.
Baseball for All has organized the first girl's baseball tournament in the country. The dates are coming up on us fast: May 30th - June 4th in Orlando, FL. Female baseball pioneers, such as our own Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich, will be on hand throughout the tournament. The IWBC will also be selling "Women in Baseball" 2016 calendars, featuring many of the current and former baseball players you can meet this week. Players will be on-site for autographs and pictures.
For more information regarding the tournament, including hotel information and directions, please visit Baseball for All's site.
Cancer is a disease that will inevitably touch everyone in some way, but no ten year old girl should ever be faced with ovarian cancer. That is exactly what happened to Emily, a rockstar catcher from the Los Angeles area. Now 11 and in remission, her dream is to be a catcher for the Los Angeles Waves at the first all girls baseball tournament in Orlando, FL. Her parents understandably have medical bills to pay and this is YOUR opportunity to help a girl's dream of playing baseball beside others who share her passion come true. Today is the day to put some good into the world!
Visit her GoFundMe page to donate for her trip:
Chelsea Baker dreams of playing baseball in college and the majors. The question of, "Can she do it?" keeps coming up, but why couldn't she? Of course she can.
Sports Illustrated recently covered Chelsea as she seeks out a career in college baseball while heading into her senior season of high school baseball. With a knuckleball that comes in faster than Tim Wakefield threw in the majors, we have no doubt Chelsea will go far. She's a great ambassador for baseball.
Click here to read the full Sports Illustrated article.
Palm Springs POWER Visited by AAGPBL
As we are sitting in the cold on the East coast, are thoughts are still with Maybelle Blair as she recovers from some recent "maintenance." Can't wait until you get back out there, Coach!
"Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League stopped by Palm Springs Stadium on Ladies Night, June 23, 2010 as the Palm Springs POWER defeated the L.A. Thrashers, 5-1."