For the Athletes Unlimited softball season, The OUT Foundation is teaming up with softball player Gwen Svekis, Athletes Unlimited, and Give Lively as a nonprofit beneficiary partner of Athlete Causes.

“One of the BEST things about playing for Athletes Unlimited is that I get to represent a cause of MY choice,” said Gwen Svekis.

This initiative allows athletes to play their season in part for the benefit of the nonprofit organization of their choice. Gwen selected to play for The OUT Foundation. At the end of the season, the Give Lively Foundation will make a grant equal to 50% of the athlete’s end-of-season bonus to The OUT Foundation.

“This year, I am playing for The OUT Foundation,” Svekis said.  “The OUT Foundation is on a mission to remove the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals’ access and participation in fitness, health, and wellness to ensure their success. They are dedicated to nurturing, empowering, and celebrating LGBTQ+ bodies and minds to guarantee that our community thrives. How could you NOT support this?!”

In addition to the end-of-season grant Svekis will be earning for The OUT Foundation from her play on the field, fans can also get involved texting ‘GWEN’ to 44321 to support her fundraising efforts.

Cheer on Gwen as she plays for The OUT Foundation! Find out where to watch games via Athletes Unlimited’s national broadcast schedule here, and follow Gwen on Instagram @gsvekis21.

Athletes Unlimited has created a new model of professional sports where Athletes are the owners, individual players are the champions of team sports and fans are engaged like never before. As part of its mission to develop athletes as civic leaders and elevate them as role models for the next generation of athletes and fans, Athletes Unlimited has launched Athlete Causes in partnership with Give Lively and the Give Lively Foundation.

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