USSSA East Cares
USSSA East strives to connect our softball program with the community in the interest of giving back, facilitating positive change and improving the awareness of our teams and participants. We have worked to develop three benefit events in the hopes of bringing the softball world together in the spirit of helping others in our community.
Wins for Warriors
This tournament was launched in 2016 and is hosted in Central Maryland over Memorial Day weekend. It is designed to improve awareness about the true meaning of the Memorial Day Holiday and raise funds to help those who were wounded in the line of duty while defending our freedom.
For every win that a team has over the weekend, USSSA East makes a donation in that team's name to a wounded warrior charity. To date, $3,000 has been raised for this cause.
Save 2nd Base for Breast Cancer Awareness
Taking place throughout the state of Maryland on the second weekend in October, this tournament was started in 2011 to raise breast cancer awareness among the softball community. Additionally, each year, USSSA East has made a donation to breast cancer charities to help not only in research but also to help women and families who are fighting to beat it. To date, $32,000 has been raised for breast cancer charities through softball with USSSA East!
Strike Out Autism
In 2016, USSSA East created an event to help increase the awareness of autism and support families that are affected by it. 113 teams competed in the October event and in the end, USSSA East donated $2,500 each to Budding Voices in Pasadena, MD and the Linwood Center in Ellicott City, MD to provide financial assistance to individuals who need assistance but otherwise couldn't afford it.