Georgia Southern softball team signs nine-year-old for 2018-19 season

The Georgia Southern softball team will sign a nine-year-old battling cancer for the 2018-19 season Saturday afternoon. Nevaeh Williams of Guyton, Georgia, was diagnosed with Cancer in 2017 and is playing with the Eagles this year as part of Team IMPACT.

Rachel Adams

The Georgia Southern softball team will sign a nine-year-old battling cancer for the 2018-19 season Saturday afternoon.

Nevaeh Williams of Guyton, Georgia, was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and is playing with the Eagles this year as part of Team IMPACT.

Founded in 2011, Team IMPACT is a nonprofit organization based out of Boston, that works with college athletic teams to help children with serious or chronic illnesses connect and play with college athletes.

As a member of the softball team, Nevaeh will do everything the other Eagles players do, including practices, games, events and more.

“This is the first time that the softball team has worked with Team IMPACT,” Chad Jackson, director of Athletics Communications at GS, said. “She came on Friday, met the team for the first time, and participated in practice.”

The signing ceremony will take place at the Ted Smith Football Center on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Rachel Adams, The George-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]