Sept. 16, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Marshall softball team and coach Shonda Stanton are excited for the start of the 14th annual Lil' Sis Program.
The program was created to provide girls in grades 1-8 with a friend, mentor and role model ... and who better than the reigning Conference USA champions! The program has turned into a platform for the squad to become positive role models for the youth of the community.
Sam Spurlock has experienced the program from both sides, as a Lil' Sis growing up in Huntington and later as a student-athlete on the team.
"As a little girl who grew up in Huntington and was a part of the Lil' Sis program, I was living out my lifetime dream when I got the opportunity to play for the Herd," she said. "As a player, I knew how much it meant to the little girls in the program, because I was once that little girl. I wanted to show these girls that their dreams can come true, too. I am a living example of one of them."
For eight months (September-May), the members of the program will be able to get to know the softball student-athletes on a personal level, while being able to enjoy a competitive level of collegiate softball.
Members may receive a $5 discount if a friend joins the programalong with them. For questions, contact assistant coaches Kendall Fearn (304-696-3279, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chanda Bell (304-696-3979, email@example.com).
For a $20 membership fee the girls are guaranteed:
- A Herd Lil' Sis T-Shirt
- An adoption certificate
- Minimum of two letters a month from a big sister
- Participation in select pregame locker room activities
- Team schedule poster
- Lil' Sis Recognition Day and pizza party