“Dear Girls with Game” – Kevin Fountain

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Dear Girls with Game,

This is YOUR time to shine. We are here for YOU.

Throughout my life, as well as my professional career, I’ve witnessed so many Girls with Game step up to the plate in so many different ways. From watching my sister, my wife, and our five nieces grow up and succeed in their own ways, to working alongside some of the most amazing female colleagues in the industry, and most importantly – all of you who represent your community each and every year – I have learned more than I ever thought I could from all of these incredible Girls with Game.

As we all join together and celebrate the amazing achievements of our Girls with Game this year, here are just a few lessons that I have learned over the years that I want to pass along to you:

  • Be fearless. Take pride when you take the field, whether it’s on the actual baseball or softball diamond, or in this crazy thing we call life. Know that you can step up to the plate and face that impossible 0-2 count with your team and the entire Little League community in your corner.
  • Be brave. Step outside your comfort zone and try new things. Learn who you are and who the people around you are.
  • Be curious. Don’t be afraid to step in and ask why, because we are always adapting and growing, and you can be that champion for change.
  • Be strong. Whether you know it or not, you are an inspiration to the next generation of Girls with Game. You are an inspiration to me and to all of us here at Little League International.

Most of all, be the person you WANT to be. Whatever, and whoever, that might be. We are here to support you.

On behalf of all of us here at Little League, THANK YOU for being a Girl with Game. Without you, our future could not be possible, and you are all changing our game forever.


Kevin Fountain, Little League Senior Director of Communications

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NOTE: The “Dear Girls with Game” letter series is a piece of the #GWG50 Celebration in 2024, with written letters from staff members from Little League International focused at inspiring the next generation of Girls with Game. To learn more about this initiative, visit LittleLeague.org/GWG50. The #GWG50 celebration is proudly supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods, a long-time Little League partner that is committed to creating opportunities for girls and women in sports and will be activating around key events and milestones this year.