WINNETKA, Ill., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Daniels from Winnetka, IL has been selected to play in America's first national girls baseball tournament. All Star girls, ages 10-13, from around the country will come to Orlando for Baseball For All's May 30th – June 4th, 2015 event. Baseball For All is working with the International Women's Baseball Center to celebrate the past and present of girls baseball. Members of the original 1943 All American Girls Professional Baseball League will honor Taylor for her participation in this pioneering tournament.
Locally, Taylor is the only girl on the KWBA Travel Baseball team. Last year, she and her teammates won the Lake Shore Feeder League 11B Championship. This year, the boys and she are planning on a three-peat (they won the championship in 2013, as well), and are headed to Cooperstown, where they will compete at the Dreams Park tournament. In Orlando, Taylor will be playing baseball with other girls who love baseball as much as she does. Taylor has been playing baseball for six years and plays all nine positions. In addition to baseball, Taylor plays travel soccer and basketball.
Women's baseball is on the rise all over the world. On May 24, USA Baseball announced the 18 players named to the 2015 U.S. Women's Baseball National Team. They will represent Team USA, July 20 to 26, when women's baseball makes its multi-sport event debut at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Founder of Baseball For All, Dr. Justine Siegal writes, "If you tell a girl she can't play baseball, what else will she think she can't do?" The 2015 National tournament is a chance for girls all over the country to showcase their baseball talent at this historic event.
About Baseball For All
Baseball For All is a 510(c) 3 and the voice and hub of girls and baseball in the United States. Baseball For All fosters, encourages, and provides opportunities for girls to participate in baseball. Baseball For All's President and Founder, Justine Siegal, is the first woman to throw batting practice to an MLB team (Cleveland Indians, 2011) and to coach men's professional baseball (Brockton Rox, 2009). More information on Baseball For All and the historical 2015 Nationals can be found at: www.BaseballForAll.com.
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