Photog Jade Hewitt was one of the first folks I remember from many years ago when I started covering the National Pro Fastpitch Chicago Bandits. Although the NPF folded, Jade and I found new homes with Athletes Unlimited. Jade is the top photog and I cover the league here and for GlobalTravelerUSA.com and TheEveryDayFan.com.
AU has unique leagues of women's sports, including softball, lacrosse, basketball and volleyball. The leagues are based on a fantasy scoring system, with each resulting in one individual champion, as opposed to a team. It take a little while to understand the concept, but at the heart, it is fantastic sports played by elite athletes. Capturing all the action is Jade.
In addition to the great action on the field, it is fun watching Jade. She is always trying new angles or ideas, always trying to top herself. Jade sets the bar high for all photogs to follow.
Jade loves what she does, but is also eager to help others. When I interviewed her earlier this year, she even invited all to send her questions seeking advice. She realizes her place in women's history and is happy to pay that forward for future generations.
I highly encourage all to check out AU sports. If you go to any game, look for Jade and tell her Johngy sent you.
Watch our interview at On the Beat With Jade Hewitt. Also, check JadeHewittMedia.com to see all of Jade's great work.
Jade Hewitt and me in Rosemont, IL-June 2023.