New Member: Ashleigh Backert

Please introduce yourself and welcome new member Ashleigh Backert. Ashleigh is the Executive Director of the Durham Sports Commission and was sponsored by Rotarian Shelly Green.

From the Sports Commission’s website, here are 5 things to know about Ashleigh in her own words:

  1. Played varsity softball at the University of Connecticut – as a lefty catcher.
  2. Highlight of my collegiate athletic marketing career was assisting to create a sellout for the Louisville vs. UConn Women’s Basketball game – which also won the NCAA Pack the House Challenge in 2007.
  3. Have raced in over 10 half marathons and one full marathon.
  4. Played a high school state championship softball playoff game at the Historic Durham Bulls Park.
  5. I’m addicted to Starbucks!

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