Michigan Softball Academy

Thursday, April 25, 2019


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Alumni Field
1202 S State St, Ann Arbor Map it

20 teams and 249 participants have raised $130,416.12

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

THANK YOU for your support of the
10th Annual Michigan Softball Academy! 

With your help, we raised $150,124.58 in our 10th year!
Michigan Softball's overall impact since joining Making Strides in 2007... $1,197,385.58. THAT is impressive! 

Check out our 2019 Event Photos by Sam Janicki HERE and the Event Photos by J.D. Scott HERE.

Congratulations to our Academy Award Winners! 

Highest Fundraising Individual: Penny Griffin $6,855

Highest Fundraising Team: Forever Michigan Softball Fans $13,255

Best Dressed: The Pop! Flies

Most PINK: James Boyle

                                                  Most likely to be recruited: Colette Hemker (Catch Her in the Y)                                          

Most creative team name: Thanks for the Mammaries (Marjorie Taylor)

Spirit of the Academy: Swingin’ Misses & Swingin’ Misses Too

1st team of 10 to register online: Hitting for Hope (UMCU)

1st team to raise $10,000: Bosom Buddies


 For the fourth year, we are excited to offer an exclusive and limited Commemorative Ball Sponsorship OpportunityThis $500 sponsorship opportunity is a feature of our 2019 Honorary Chair and the coaches who led her to become the 2005 National Champion and Player of the Year. 


  • 2019 Honorary Chair, Jennie Ritter, 2005 National Champion, 2005 Player of the Year, 2-time All-American
  • Jennifer Brundage, Assitant Coach, Michigan Softball
  • Bonnie Tholl, Associate Head Coach, Michigan Softball
  • Carol Hutchins-AWESOME!

Ball sponsorship donations will be collected on Jennie Ritter's fundraising page. CLICK HERE for details and to donate!


Become a Sponsor Fundraising Incentive Silent Auction

Become a Sponsor

Fundraising Incentives

Silent Auction

Our generous sponsors helped us surpass a cummulative $1million raised in 2018! We look forward to an exceptional 10th Michigan Softball Academy this year with continued support!

Thank you to Valiant Brand for
helping us reward our fundraisers in 2017 and 2018! Stay tuned for more info on our Fundraising Incentives for 2019!

Our silent auction is always diverse and robust! This year our Silent Auction will include mobile bidding, the ability for non-attendees to bid, and will help with a more streamlined checkout process.  

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Event Details

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Contact Abigail Samuels:


(734) 635-9015

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Event sponsored by:

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. I Made a Donation Penny Griffin - $6,855.00
  2. Ann and Kristi T - $6,680.00
  3. I Made a Donation Gail Stout - $5,625.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Forever Michigan Softball Fans! - $13,255.00
  2. Bosom Buddies - $13,055.00
  3. Swingin' Misses - $9,225.00