Fortuna (Calif.) High School’s Hailey Dolcini whiffed over 350 batters last season as a sophomore, so the softball star decided she’d put her dominance in the circle to good use during her junior season.
Dolcini, a California-Riverside commit, has started a fundraiser benefiting pediatric cancer research, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Cookies for Kids Cancer, a non-profit in New Jersey. She calls it ‘K’s for Kids Cancer.’
“I wanted my success to benefit someone else,” Dolcini told prep2prep.com. “I wanted to use what I love to do to help others do the same.”
Dolcini told the website she began collecting funds in the fall—raising about $3,000—and she continues earning as some opted to donate a set amount per strikeout.
Given her output last season, that could get expensive. Nevertheless, Dolcini hopes this is just the beginning.
“I plan to continue the fundraiser next year, and I want to pass it down as a legacy at Fortuna,” Dolcini told prep2prep.com. “I would also like to see it grow to other high schools in [the area], and to meet with other pitchers in the area before next season and get them to join me.”