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2021 Pomegranate Thank You Event

April 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Reconnect with smart, committed, and caring women who give and live generously at our Pomegranate Thank You Event!

When she was 13, Justine’s coach told her that girls are only supposed to play softball – not baseball. At that moment, she vowed she’d never quit.  At the age of 16, she set her sights on becoming a college baseball coach.  Despite being ridiculed, laughed at, and told no man would ever listen to a woman on the baseball field, she worked toward her goal, growing even more determined to realize her dream.

After earning her PhD in Sport Psychology from Springfield College, Justine became the first woman to coach for a Major League Baseball Organization (Oakland Atheltics, 2015) and to throw batting practice to a MLB team during Spring Training (Cleveland Indians, 2011). In 2016, she served as Mental Performance Coach for Team Israel at the MLB World Baseball Classic Qualifier. She served as a guest pro baseball coach in Japan and Mexico (2019). Justine is currently a baseball consultant for the TV show, A League of Their Own.

Now, Justine is giving back to the next generation with Baseball For All, a nonprofit she founded to provide opportunities for girls to play, coach, and lead in baseball. She is an inductee of the National Women’s Sports Museum and has been named as an Everyday Hero by espnW. Her jersey is now hanging in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. She is also a proud mom of a happy and fiercely independent 22-year old daughter.

“Justine Siegal is an amazing visionary, change agent and social justice crusader. Her story is a remarkable one that all women–and men–should hear. The amount of challenges, discrimination and hostilities she faced would have crushed the normal person. But Justine isn’t normal. Her strength to be kind in the face of anger is a true inspiration.”

– Sally Anderson, Head of People Development at Google

This event is open to women who make a gift of $1,800 or more. In addition, adult daughters, daughters-in law, and granddaughters are welcome.

Co-chairs
​​​​​​​Carey Guggenheim | Kathy Rubenstein

Host Committee Members
Lauren Abes | Amy Arogeti | Joanne Birnbrey | Staci Brill | Gail Cohn | Stacey Fisher | Amy Fox | Hilary Goldberg | Leah Harrison | Diane Heller | Deborah Jacobs | Debbie Levinson | Karen Much | Beth Paradies | Lynn Saperstein | Vicky Sloan | Tamar Stern | Robin Sysler | Valerie Weitnzer

Questions? Contact Dakota Penza.

Thank You to our generous sponsors:

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Date:
April 21, 2021
Time:
8:00 pm
Event Category:

Other

Location
Virtual