Making an Impact in the Community

The East Brandywine Impact players are winners on and off the field. Here are a few worthy charities and organizations the girls have supported. Photo Gallery

March 2024 – Busy St Patrick’s weekend for Coach Mark’s 16u and 18u Impact squads. The girls volunteered on Saturday hosting a skills clinic for EBYA 8u and 10u rec players at our partner, Academy Sports Complex in Thorndale. On Sunday, the girls further volunteered at the East Brandywine Township Easter Egg Hunt. Special shout out to Gabi Diodato who was the best Easter Bunny ever!

December 2023 – 16U and 18U Impact volunteering at the CCIU to gift wrap presents for deserving families.

December 2021 – 14U Impact volunteered with the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of West Chester assembling holiday gift packages.

December 2021 – Claire Kabala and Kylie Carroll of 14u Impact together raised $985 for pediatric cancer patients!

14U Impact and Coach Stef Feinstein hosted a home run derby at the park on October 25 2021, raising almost $2,000 for the breast cancer cause.

The 16U Impact Softball team volunteered at the Holiday Hope Chest on Saurday, Dec 7th, 2019, marking the Impact Softball organization’s 7th year participating.

Kate and Olivia volunteering at the Coventry Food Pantry . They packed bags of food for over 100 families. May 2nd, 2019

Isabella Riccardo of 14u Impact participated in a walk to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Nov 3rd, 2018

The 18U East Brandywine Impact hosted a softball clinic for the EBYA Softball 10U / 12U teams. The Impact hope to pass on their love for the game and help in building the bridge to the next generation of EBYA travel players. October 5, 2017

The East Brandywine Impact Softball team (and family) volunteered their time Saturday, November 26, 2016 to help make the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) “Holiday Hope Chest” a success. The team participated for a second consecutive year for the event which provides a free day of shopping for Chester County residents in need. Students of The CCIU schools and programs worked together to raise money to make the day possible. The East Brandywine Impact provided gift wrapping services as hundreds of families made their way through the “Holiday Hope Chest”.

East Brandywine Impact pitcher Claire Kelly and catcher Sam Ponto ran in The 25th Annual Lupus Loop 5K on October 30, 2016 to support the fight against Lupus. The girls, who ran also participated in 2015, finished third and fourth in their age group.

East Brandywine Impact right fielder Ally Meakim spent 12 weeks volunteering this past winter as a youth basketball coach at St. Elizabeth’s Church. Ally also volunteered as a camp counselor for the Andrew L. Hicks Jr. Foundation at Camp Paradise.

East Brandywine Impact catcher Sam Ponto and her father Mike, participated in the July 17th, 2016 Irish Pub Tour de Shore. The 65-mile charity bike ride to Atlantic City raises money for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters in the Greater Philadelphia area.


East Brandywine Impact second baseman Carly Grandizio participated in the 8th Annual “Bats for Matt” softball tournament in Downingtown, with the proceeds benefitting a variety of local charitable causes. The event is held in honor of Matt Ciarlone, a Downingtown baseball player who passed away from leukemia at the age of 20. Carly’s squad – The Dutch Masters – won the event. Making their victory even more special was the fact that several of Matt’s high school friends were on the team.


East Brandywine Impact Outfielder Maddie Boorse volunteered her time this summer at an orphanage in Mexico. The Summer Mexico Missional Experience is a partnership between Westminster Presbyterian Church and Estado 29 Orphanage. The volunteers put on a Vacation Bible School, play with the kids and become part of their family. Hacer un impacto.—estado-29


East Brandywine Impact centerfielder Hannah Lehman participates in “Best Buddies” and recently attended the Buddy Ball and Buddy Picnic. Best Buddies International creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


East Brandywine Impact pitcher Claire Kelly and catcher Sam Ponto ran in The 24th Annual Lupus Loop 5K to support the fight against Lupus. The girls also finished second and third in their age group.