Battle high school softball player starts car show

3 months 6 days 16 hours ago Saturday, June 17 2017 Jun 17, 2017 Saturday, June 17, 2017 5:11:00 PM CDT June 17, 2017 in News
By: Jasmyn Willis, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - One softball player is setting her team up for success before the season even starts. Today Battle high school softball team had a car show.

There were dozens of cars at the show. There were 18 different classes in the car show depending on make and model. Some even dating back to the 1930’s. There was also a raffle. Saturday’s event all started from one players vision.

“So I came up with this idea to do the car show,” Taylor said. “Because my family are big car wigs. They have multiple cars. Every since I was little they'd race, I learned how to drive in a race car that we used in the car shows.”

Reed is a junior and has been playing on the team since her freshman year. She brought the idea to her coach.

“I was like 'Hey let’s try and do a car show',” Reed said. “Our coach was like 'That’s fine you organize it.' It’s gotten pretty big.”

Head softball coach Joe Henderson said the program aims to raise 19 thousand a year. This year Reed alone raised over 22 hundred dollars for the team.

“We work real hard on leadership and getting the kids to become leaders in the community, on the field, of the field, in the classroom,” Henderson said. “So they come up with crazy things. This is the craziest so far and Taylor did a great job with that.”

Reed said she started to raise money during the school year.

“So as soon as I would get out of school I would go to a bunch of business," Reed said. “I’d get out of school at four and I have work at five thirty. So I’d hit like five places up, leave papers, bug them.”

Not only did Reed visit businesses each day but she also recruited her family. Reed’s grandpa Lee Shaw said their family are car enthusiasts and it’s in his blood.

“She’s a good kid and really striving hard for what she’s doing,” Shaw said. “She asked and sure I’m grandpa I’m going to spoil her.  So I try to help out any way I can. I just went to the phone the other night and I probably called 25 people or so. Several of us showed up so far and it’s early. So there will be a lot more here."

Reed said she wanted the car show to be a success because it’s two of her passions.

“It means to me so much because my family loves cars,” Reed said. “And I love softball so much. I really wanted to test my leadership skills and show my coach how much I can really do for the team.”

Henderson said the funds go towards taking the team to a softball tournament, field maintenance and covering other expenses for the players.

“So I really want to set up the grounds for my team and have a successful turnout so we can afford those things,” Reed said “Help them have a stepping stone, a building ground so they know what to expect. It’s nice to have it be so big the first time. So leading them to success to my goal and making this the best softball program in Columbia.”

Henderson said his players success is on and off the softball field.

“Looks like we might raise several thousand dollars," Henderson said. “They’re just a crazy bunch of young ladies that do good in the classroom, do good on the field and like to have fun so we’re just having fun here today, raising a little money.”

 

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