McGee sisters to host softball camp

Published 6:10 pm Thursday, July 2, 2009

Next week, two former Demopolis High School softball standouts will be using their knowledge of the game to teach the game to girls from the ages of 5 to 16.

The camp, which will be next Tuesday and Wednesday, will be hosted and taught by Brittany and Brandi McGee.

Brittany is a graduate of the University of West Alabama where she lettered in softball for four years.

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In that time she was able to earn many honors on the team, including the Gulf South pitcher of the week. She is also the first UWA pitcher to ever toss a perfect game.

Before her career at UWA, Brittany was able to play all four years at Demopolis High School and helped the school win its first ever softball state title in 2003.

Brandi recently completed her freshman year at UWA and plays first base for the team.

She is also skilled in all other infield positions.

Like her sister, she played for four years at DHS and helped the Lady Tigers to win five consecutive area championships.

The McGee Camp hopes to teach attendees the fundamentals of softball, including pitching, fielding, hitting and base running.

“We saw a need for some instruction in the community. After a couple of parents approached us about private coaching, we thought it would be a good idea to start the camp,” said Brittany.

The camp will be split into two days with 5-10 year olds participating on the first day and 11-16 year olds camping together on the second from 9 a.m.-noon

The girls hope to make the camp an enjoyable experience and give their younger counterparts a chance to learn quality fundamentals to go along with good sportsmanship.

“We hope that it will be a fun experience for the girls,” said Brittany. “Hopefully they can get a lot out of our camp for their next seasons.”