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Charity Butler's Bio

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Charity Butler's Bio


Charity Butler is respected nationally and internationally as a pro athlete, Certified Intrinsic® Life Coach, instructor, writer and speaker.  Charity Butler

Butler is a Florida native and graduate of Tate High School.  As a result of her high school softball and basketball careers, Charity was named a Gatorade Will-to-Win National Athlete of the Year in 2002.  

She advanced to the college level, where she was a four-year starter and mainstay at second base for The University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.  Upon her graduation, Charity ranked in the USM Softball Top 10 in all-time records for hits, runs scored, doubles, stolen bases, games played, games started, putouts assists and double plays turned.  Charity was an NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American as well as a two time ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American.  Among other awards, she was also named the 2006 Southern Miss Female Athlete of the Year.

She graduated from Southern Miss with highest honors earning a degree in Business Administration.

Charity then began her professional career as a starter for the Michigan Ice, a women’s professional fastpitch softball team.  She led the Ice in most every offensive category in her two years with the club.

In 2009, she played her first season on the international circuit, as a shortstop for the Skövde Saints, the most highly decorated team of any sport in Sweden.  The Saints won the Swedish National Championship, and Charity led the league in many offensive categories while posting a batting average of .610 and a slugging percentage of .987.  

Charity is now focusing her efforts on coaching and developing tools for other female athletes.  She directed the first ever Euro Camp Softball Tour in March and April 2010.  For several weeks, Charity traveled across Germany, Sweden and Austria coordinating camps for some of the top women’s softball teams in Europe.  

She has also drawn from her combined experiences as both a high profile athlete and a successful instructor to create the book Prep Steps™, a 31 day guide to success for female Student-Athletes, and to develop the Fi Hitting System™, a cutting edge approach to mastering the fastpitch softball swing.

As the Brand Manager for Nfinity Athletic Corporation’s Fastpitch Division, she spearheaded the development of progressive technology for the next generation of fastpitch equipment and apparel.  

Currently, as a Pro Speaker for Sports World, Inc., Charity travels the country speaking each year to more than 40,000 students, coaches, and educators.  In addition, she writes a monthly column for Fastpitch Illustrated magazine entitled “Quit Batting… Start Hitting”. She is also a contributing editor for Softball Magazine, and a monthly columnist for the Fastpitch Delivery newspaper of the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association.  As a recognized expert in confidence building and confidence training, she also presents at coaching and leadership conferences, colleges, universities and other business seminars.

Butler is a current Assistant Coach at Gulf Coast State College and the founder Exceed Sports, LLC.  Exceed’s Mission:  preparing athletes to exceed even their own expectations in school, sports and life.

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Thanks to Deb Pallozzi and the coaching staff of Ithaca College Softball for their generous donation of equipment.