Heiman Receives Golden Ticket


Ruby Heiman, a member of the 14u Randolph Rocket Fastpitch team, was selected out of hundreds of players to receive an invitation to USA Softball Fest in Panama Beach, Florida. Ruby’s summer softball team participated in the Game Day USA Battle of the Cheeseheads Softball Tournament in Wisconsin Dells in June. At this tournament Ruby was selected during not one, but two games as her teams’ MVP. The third MVP selection from the Rocket Fastpitch team went to Aubree Hanson. Both Heiman and Hanson were invited to participate in the USA All Star Softball Tournament over August 4-6 in Rantoul, Illinois. After a hard-fought weekend, complete with four games and one rained out, the girls team came home as All Star Champions. Winning in the championship game 10-6 without committing any fielding errors and taking first place. Heiman was then awarded one of ten golden tickets, which grants access to USA Softball Fest. This opportunity is the most selective in the entire Game Day USA system. Heiman will travel to Panama Beach, Florida over New Years to play in the USA Softball Fest. Her family has opened an account on Ruby's behalf at Merchants Bank if anyone is interested in helping with donations.