BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomores Ashley Skey (Brookline, N.H.) and Casey Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) traveled to Cape Town, South Africa from June 5th- 17th for Beyond Sports' Second Annual South Africa Softball Tour.
These athletes joined a team of all-conference honorees and statistical leaders from colleges across the country to take on Cape Town's best softball teams in three friendly games.
In addition to the competition component of the trip, the athletes also provided softball clinics for South African youth; helping to develop the sport of softball. Clinics and games were hosted in partnership with the Cape Town Softball Association.
The group also spent time learning about South African history and culture as they visited Robben Island (the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of incarceration), the Castle of Good Hope, District 6 Museum, hiked Table Mountain, and enjoyed a Big Game Safari!
Beyond Sports, founded in 2010, is the first study abroad program designed specifically for student-athletes. To date, they have hosted athletes from over 350 different colleges across the country through summer, Jan-term and semester programs in Costa Rica, South Africa, Spain and Australia.
*Release courtesy of Beyond Sports