Meghan Burnett Foundation hosting throwing clinic April 6

Published March 20, 2019

UNCASVILLE, CT. — The Wakefield Memorial High School varsity softball team, represented by captains Julia DiFazio, Juliette Guanci, Taylor Owen and Sophia Gosselin-Smoske recently attended the World Softball Coaches’ Convention.

THE CAPTAINS of the WMHS softball team represented Wakefield at the World Softball Coaches’ Convention. Pictured from left to right is, Taylor Owen, Sophia Gosselin-Smoske, Juliette Guanci and Julia DiFazio. (Courtesy Photo)

The convention, attended by thousands, was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The attendees were able to learn about new equipment, participate in clinics and listen to coach presentations.

The trip was made possible by the Burnett family and the Meghan Burnett Foundation. Meghan’s father, Bob Burnett and the captains’ parents accompanied the attendees to the event.

Meghan Burnett graduated from WMHS in the spring of 2018. She was a multi-year captain of the softball team and Middlesex All Star. After her unexpected passing, The Meghan Burnett Foundation was established in 2018 to honor all that Meghan loved.

The Foundation has the goal of enriching the high school experience through sports, music and travel while helping local students discover their own personal potential.

On Saturday, April 6, the Meghan Burnett Foundation is sponsoring a high-level throwing clinic for the WMHS softball team.

The clinic will be led by athletic trainer and “throwing guru” Austin Wasserman.

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