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.
Strike Out Autism - Central Maryland
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 innaugural October event. As participation in Strike Out Autism continues to grow, to date, USSSA East is proud to have been able to donate $13,000 to help those who might not otherwise been able to find and afford the assistance they need.
Strike out Autism - Salisbury, Maryland
This event is also being held in Salisbury, MD, at the Henry S Parker Complex. In addition, this event offers USAES divisions, ages 10U, 12U & 14U.
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, $10,000 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. Since 2011, the USSSA Save Second Base Tournament has generated more than $52,000 in donations
for several local charities that assist those with breast cancer.