VIERA, FL (June 14, 2018) – In honor of Father’s Day, the USSSA Pride will host a special game night honoring dads. ‘Dads and Daughters Night’ presented by Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs and Associates, LLP, will be a fun night to recognize all dads, including softball dads and the dads of our USSSA Pride players.
Catcher Chelsea Goodacre, the 2017 Gold Glove Award Winner, was coached by her dad during her entire amateur career. “My dad has been the biggest influence in my career as a softball player. From day one, he was always outside making me better. He’s my toughest critic and biggest fan, and to this day, he knows my skills and the adjustments I need to make better than myself! Without his presence, I wouldn’t be the player I am today representing the Pride and the NPF.”
Presenting sponsor Steve Bierbrunner from Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam is a softball dad himself. His daughter Morgan Bierbrunner plays high school softball at Holy Trinity under coach Ken Kretschman. Ken is the father to Kelly Kretschman, the three-time NPF Most Outstanding Player and two-time Olympian from Satellite Beach. Kretschman was coached by her dad from age six to 12 and he still plays an instrumental role in her career.
“I appreciate baseball in general, but now that my daughter has been part of softball, I have developed a great appreciation for it. I, as well as the firm [Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam], also like to support the local community. I think this is a wonderful opportunity to focus on, and strengthen the importance of the Father/Daughter bond and family!” said Bierbrunner about his reasoning for wanting to support the Pride’s Dads and Daughter Night.
For more information about the June 19th Dads and Daughters Night, please visit www.usssapride.com or visit the Facebook event page.
About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Cleveland Comets, Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.
About USSSA Florida Pride:
The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad
About USSSA Space Coast Complex
USSSA Space Coast Complex is located in Viera, Florida and owned by USSSA, the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. The complex has 15 AstroTurf fields including five NCAA Softball approved fields, five NCAA Baseball approved fields, and three fields equipped with HD video scoreboards. USSSA Space Coast Complex is located in Brevard County on Florida’s Space Coast with over 72 miles of coastline and beaches and only 45 minutes from the Orlando Airport.