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PO Box 6104 - Stateline NV 89449 - soroptimistslt@gmail.com

SISLT HOME OF GIRLS SOFTBALL

“Something happens when girls play sports — they embody the experience of not just of winning, but the critical experience of losing. It’s that process of carrying on and clearing hurdles that really builds confidence. It’s an incredibly useful proving ground for business and leadership.” ~Claire Shipman, TV journalist and co-author of The Confidence Code.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!!!  
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SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (SISLT) has been saving for over a decade to fund a legacy major project that fulfills our mission to EMPOWER women and youth. SOROPTIMIST STADIUM: HOME OF GIRLS SOFTBALL will drive home the message that our girls deserve the facilities, equipment, training, and resources to succeed and thrive!

SISLT allocated $325,000 to renovate the dilapidated softball field at the South Tahoe Middle School and provide amenities commensurate with the adjacent boys’ baseball field, with the aim to provide Title IX gender parity for the girls’ teams. Upon completion of the facility upgrades, SISLT plans to support the girls through mentoring and ongoing support to create a vibrant and popular athletic program for girls and women.

Why SISLT Chose to Sponsor Softball

  • Creates gender equality
  • Provides a physical outlet to improve mental and emotional well-being that will also allow girls to perform better academically
  • Teaches self-reliance in conjunction with collaboration to foster leadership skills applicable to any career
  • Educates young women how to lose, yet persevere to build future successes
  • Builds confidence to stay optimistic and believe in yourself and your team
  • Provides a forum that instills discipline and responsible behavior
  • Fosters mutually supportive long-term female relationships
  • Prevents obesity and physical illness
  • Offers opportunity to apply for softball college scholarships

SISLT’s donation does not cover all the needed upgrades and league support.  We need you as a part of our team with your donation or sponsorship.

PHASE 1: $325K Renovations Funded and Administered by SISLT Members. Work began in SPRING 2020 and is Ongoing

 

Softball Field Pre- Renovation

Softball Field Partway Through Renovation

 

RENOVATION TO DATE

  • New fencing and backstop
  • Replaced infield soil
  • Added outfield sod
  • New electronic scoreboard
  • Purchased new bases and home plate
  • 3 new bleachers with safety backing
  • Constructed ADA path to parking
  • Purchased water fountain/bottle refill
  • Installed safety capping on fence perimeter
  • Purchased PA system
  • Build warning track

TO COMPLETE

  • Construct 2 permanent closed dugouts
  • Install water fountain
  • Erosion control BMP’s and revegetation
  • Complete warmup area
  • Purchase miscellaneous softball-related items
  • Close in the fencing around the dugouts so the leagues can collect tournament fees
  • Repave the parking area and add ADA spaces
  • Add signage to and around the field
  • Possible construction of a score booth and storage area

 

 

 

“One of the most awesome things about sports, particularly team sports, is that everything you need to do to be successful on the playing field carries over directly into life. In a team sport you have to learn how to work together, to set goals, and then work towards those goals in a productive way. You learn to be responsible and you learn how to not only depend on others, but also be independent so you can support others.”  Sheila Cornell- Douty

OLD BLEACHERS WERE LOCATED IN THE PARKING LOT

Permanent enclosed dugouts to be built here and the field will be enclosed with fencing.

FENCING UPGRADES AND NEW BLEACHERS WITH SAFETY BACKING

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“For companies and countries that are serious about wanting to advance more women into leadership roles, you can’t underestimate the role of sport in closing the gender gap,”  Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Ernst Young Global Vice Chair for Public Policy.

NEW ELECTRONIC SCOREBOARD

Old scoreboard had a timer that had to be set before each game

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CLOSED DUGOUTS WITH BENCHES

Division of State Architect approved plans in 2023 for construction. Building planned for summer.

WE NEED DONATIONS AND SPONSORS!

 

——COMMUNITY PLAYERS—–

High Sierra Girls Softball League
South Tahoe Middle School PE classes
South Tahoe HS Girls Varsity and JV Softball
USA Girls’ Club Softball
USA Adult Softball (Co-ed and Men’s teams)

USA Sponsored Tournaments

We expect this field renovation to serve over 2,000 youth and adults in our community.

Additionally, there is potential for growth as the newer conditions will attract more participation in softball leagues and tournament play.

 

FUTURE PHASES CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED
WITH YOUR HELP!

Phase 2 Score Booth and Storage Building

Phase 2 could possibly include the addition of a score booth and equipment storage building. Funds are not currently available for this construction.

 

Phase 3 Concession Building and Additional Parking

Phase 3 would include upgrades such as a possible shared concession building (softball and baseball), restrooms, programable lighting for the softball field, and additional parking. The expense and scope of Phase 3 would require multiple partnerships to share in the planning and cost. The fundraising for future phases could entail partnerships with the City of South Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Softball League, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, South Lake Babe Ruth Baseball, USA Club Softball and USA Co-Ed and Men’s Adult Softball Leagues, along with support from the community at large.

Softball is the perfect vehicle for empowering girls with self-reliance, confidence and a sense of belonging. According to CEO Magazine, “Sport offers so much more than just physical benefits. It keeps you mentally healthy, teaches basic social relationship skills, and forges commitment, determination and a competitive mindset.” Proficiency in the sport can lead to academic opportunities and college scholarships. Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe cares about the girls in this community and their healthy personal and physical development. Investment in our youth of today will yield dividends as these young women become community leaders of tomorrow.

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