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Tori Vidales, Olympian softball participant, awarding books to kids

Tori Vidales is an Olympian whose title is large on the ladies’s softball circuit. And seems she’s additionally an Olympic reader.

HOUSTON — A neighborhood Olympian who’s earned loads of medals on the sphere is now honoring one other exercise off the sphere — awarding books to kids in want. 

Tori Vidales is a giant title on the ladies’s softball circuit. The 1st baseman performed final year for Mexico’s first Olympic softball workforce, which made it to the bronze medal recreation.  

But seems Vidales is simply as a lot an Olympic reader as she is an Olympic softball participant.

“Last year in 2021, I set a purpose for myself that I used to be going to learn 30 books. With a whole coaching schedule making ready for the Olympics, that was going to be a hefty purpose for me. I ended up studying, I feel, 45 books,” Vidales stated. 

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Her love for athletics and studying began as a child in La Porte.  

She was a four-sport athlete in highschool and ended up enjoying softball for Texas A & M. Today, she performs for an expert ladies’s league referred to as Athletes Unlimited

“They wished to work out what their gamers cared about as soon as the jersey got here off.  The nonprofits get 50% of our end-of-year bonus,” Vidales stated.

In Vidales case, that turned out to be about $3,000, which she had donated to Books Between Kids

She is doubling down on that partnership.  

“They don’t know this yet, but I am playing for them in 2022!”

The star athlete and avid reader has a headline for younger individuals — “I hope that kids know you can be cool and still read.”

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