May 20, 2013
The following story was written by Kizzie, from Pointe-Claire in Quebec. Kizzie is originally from St. Vincent, in the Caribbean. She is enrolled in literacy classes at Literacy Unlimited, in Pointe-Claire. Literacy Unlimited celebrated 30 years in 2011, and they offer many services, such as: One-On-One Tutoring, School Literacy Program, Computer Skills Training, Classroom Assistance and Tutor Training Workshops.
I played my first softball game when I was 19 years old.
I had never played before and didn’t know the rules.
Back in St. Vincent I played cricket. I loved cricket.
In that first softball game I hit the ball really hard and everyone cheered. It was a home run.
Now, every summer, I play softball. I play in three different leagues. Everyone wants me to play for them. I have three different uniforms and play three or four times a week.
A game usually takes one and a half hours but if it is tied we play extra time until someone wins.
When I hit a home run it feels really good. In one of my leagues, I hit three home runs in one game. No one in that league had ever done that before.
Now I love softball as much as cricket.