UHV Softball’s Special Charity

Jaguars To Honor Former Softball Youngster

Friday night will be special for UHV softball in several ways.
The Jaguars are supporting the Kelsey Nalepa Scholarship Fund and raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Almost two years ago, eight-year-old Kelsey was killed by a drunk driver on the way to her softball game. This scholarship fund was started through the League City Girls Softball Association in her honor. On Friday, the Jaguars will wear purple and butterflies, Kelsey’s favorites, during their home game. I talked with two Jaguars about their special cause.

Saic center fielder Michelle Revels, “It really means a lot to us as a team. We love to honor a softball player and her parents are coming to the game. We are more than willing to do whatever we can to help them. We’re really thankful for the help of our community and the support of our family and friends for donating to this cause.”

Said first baseman Torey Dumont, “It’s in honor of another softball player. That always touches our hearts. We’ve already raised over $2,000. We’re really excited to give back to her parents and whoever they are honoring with the scholarship in memory of her, memory of Kelsey.”

UHV softball’s last home conference series of the season starts Friday night at 6:00. It’s a three-game set against Jarvis Christian at the Victoria Youth Sports Complex.