Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
I haven't actually met Justin Legg, but I know him through the Chicago Bandits. Justin and his family are fans of the Bandits and National Pro Fastpitch.
Justin met Nathalia Melo at the Arnold Classic in 2012. An IFBB Pro fitness and figure competitor, Nathalia is the winner of 2012 Bikini Olympia. Clearly Justin knows a bit about body building.
Justin knows a lot about softball, too. He also knows about fund-raising. His girls' softball team is attempting to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. Their goal is to start a fund toward women getting the new 3D less invasive exams.
They have gotten lots of cool stuff (like autographed shirts etc.) from the NPF teams, which will be raffled. If you would like raffle tickets toward specific teams or each team or have any interest in helping via donation, let me know and I will get the message to Justin. You can also look for him on Facebook.
More exciting news is that Good Samaritan Hospital in their community has agreed to offer the exams at their cost. How wonderful!
These young girls are working hard to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. They are great examples and role models already. Congrats to these young athletes (future NPF players?), Justin, the NPF and all else involved.
If you can help, please do so.
Nathalia Melo and Justin Legg in Columbus, OH-March 2012.