Southern Ohio Swarm 10U Ironladies participate in Hit-a-Thon fundraiserFree Access


(Photos Courtesy of Sharissa Cooper)

A group of local young, talented Ironladies recently participated in a Hit-a-Thon fundraising opportunity for their traveling softball team. Each girl had to seek sponsors from friends and family for each ball hit, being given 50 pitches apiece. The  team pledged to split the money received 50/50 between their own travel team fees and to contribute  toward the completion of the Jackson Ironladies’ softball hitting facility at Jackson High School. The Southern Ohio Swarm 10U were the 2022 Fastpitch Tournament Champions of Monsterball, which was held in Chillicothe back in October. “What a testament to these girls and their hard work and determination on the donation and investment to this facility!” said Sharissa Cooper, sister of the late Jackson High School Coach Emileigh Cooper. “The skilled team  will reap the benefits of this donation for years to come.” Included are photos of the team and coach pictured on the newly laid turf in the indoor facility with Varsity Coach, Alex Stevens, along with key influential players in the overseeing of the  idea and completion of the project including former Diamond Club Treasurer Mike Alford; Jackson City Schools School Board President and general contractor of construction, Brian Moore; and representatives from the late Coach Emileigh Cooper’s family, parents Butch and Jody and sister Sharissa. In the top photo, pictured from left to right in the back row are Jody Cooper, Butch Cooper, Mike Alford and Coach Alex Stevens; in the middle row from left to right are Kyler Sparks, McKenlee Carper, Taylor Landrum, Brinlee Powell, Abigail Holdren, Reese Conley, Ava Wolford; and from left to right in the bottom row are Britton Kearney, Ettaleigh Arms, Kennedy Knittel, Aubrey Malone, Aryana Ackley and Sharissa Cooper. In the bottom photo, from left to right are Sharissa Cooper, Southern Ohio Swarm 10U Head Coach Russ Landrum, Mike Alford, Varsity Coach Alex Stevens and Brian Moore.

(Photos Courtesy of Sharissa Cooper)

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