Sammy grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where there was only one team, the Cubs. That meant there was only one sport to play, baseball. Sammy did her best impression of the Cub players; playing baseball up til the 6th grade. At that time she was introduced to softball, and the rest was history. Sammy played elite club softball where she traveled all around the country with 15 of the best girls in the Midwest. She lettered for the St. Viator Varsity Softball team all 4 years. She went on to play college softball at the University of St. Thomas under the decorated coach John Tschida. She earned various all MIAC and NCAA awards throughout her career. Sammy continues to stay involved in the softball community and is looking forward to what is to come with the JP4 involvement.
I believe sports bring people together in every sense of life. No matter who you are, there is so much learned and gained by participating in sports. I see the JP4 Foundation as an opportunity to give back to the sporting community that has given me so much already.