Jennie Finch Draws Big Crowd for Softball Camp

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Jennie Finch may have retired from professional softball earlier this year, but that doesn't mean she has stopped playing. The Olympic Gold and Silver medalist recently held a softball camp at Radford University in Virginia, which according to... 000_003_281_jenniefinch

Jennie Finch may have retired from professional softball earlier this year, but that doesn't mean she has stopped playing.

The Olympic Gold and Silver medalist recently held a softball camp at Radford University in Virginia, which according to WDBJ7 News, drew in participants from 16 states. "Jennie is the reason why I got into pitching. So to finally meet her and actually work beside her and just gain her knowledge is a great experience," said Gretchen Wolfe, one of the participants.

"I absolutely love being out here with young girls, and it is definitely heavy on my heart. And so I enjoy it just as much I think as the girls do," said Jennie Finch.

Jennie's camps invite girls ages eight to 18 to come out and work on all aspects of their game. Campers divide into groups, which make their way around to each of the 20 stations. Station instructors include Jennie, her father, and several of Jennie's former college and Olympic teammates.

After 2008, Olympic officials decided to remove softball from the list of sports included in the games. The sport, however, is continuing to grow.

"It speaks volumes knowing how many girls are excited about this game. And we sold out at 400 this year and last year also so it shows that our sport is growing rapidly, and there are so many young girls around this country and around the world loving of the game of softball and actively playing," said Finch.

What is your favorite sport to play?

(Photo: Getty Images)

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