The first project that Lega Pace has chosen to focus on is a women's softball team based in the Gaza Strip.
This past year, the first objective of Lega Pace was to provide substantial training equipment for these young Palestinian women and their coach.
In the meantime, Lega Pace has been helping the team create their own federation, in order to be recognized by the Palestinian Olympic Comitee and be able to take part in international competitions.
Finally, the visit of professional trainers to Gaza allowed the team to train in the best conditions possible, mixing both theory and practice.
The story of Lega Pace started when founder Laura Layousse read an article about women in the Gaza Strip playing Softball with homemade equipment. Sympathetic to their creativity but also their will to change mentalities, she reached out to the French & International Baseball and Softball federations in order to help her to provide equipment that could improve their practice of this discipline. Thanks to the federations a 125 kg of equipment were sent to the club. Today, the Palestine Federation of Baseball & Softball is growing fast including men and kids on top of the 80 women practicing every day. Lega Pace aims to keep on providing equipment to all the members of the federation.
Professionalize the Game
Lega Pace's goal is to help the Palestinian Federation of Baseball & Softball to improve their practice and understating of this Sport. For this, we are putting together a trip of Baseball & Softball professionals on site to train players to be able to teach the sport and to acquire the level of International competitions. This training will be followed by a one week internship with the French Federation of Baseball & Softball in Paris for 19 players and their coach in Paris.
At Lega Pace, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts for the projects we look after. The Palestinian Federation organizes men and women championships and why don't we take them to the next level? The team's dream is to attend the Tokyo Olympics and represent not only Palestine but also fearless women whom seek for emancipation around the world.