On September 23, Hunterdon County’s most decorated Olympic Champion donated her time for a softball clinic sponsored by Go 4 the Goal charity. The fundraiser softball clinic was held at the Glover Field softball complex in Glendora, N.J. The clinic was attended by players from the Voorhees Stars 12U travel softball team, and raised money for pediatric cancer. Michele Smith, a 1985 graduate of Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, was a three sport athlete in field hockey, basketball and softball. Michele boasted a 46-6 record at Voorhees and was selected to the All-State softball Team for 3 years. She compiled an 82-20 record at Oklahoma State University with a .343 batting average. The pinnacle of Michele’s career was winning the Gold Medal for the U.S. Softball Teams as the starting pitcher in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She played professional softball in Japan from 1993 until her retirement in 2008, leading her team to 8 Japan League Championships. Michele now spends her time working as a television analyst for ESPN covering softball games all over the world.