The Nancy Dougherty Scholarship was started in honor of Nancy, who was one of the most senior members of the Philadelphia Belles coaching staff, having been with the organization for 25 years up until her passing January 26 2016.
Quoting the article written Christopher Lawlor of Bluestar Media “…Nancy was a throwback coach/mentor from an era of simplicity when teams
and individuals would go far assuming their fundamentals were perfected.
Part instructor, part counselor, part teacher, part surrogate mother, part clinician, part talent scout, part soothsayer: Yes that list could on in for perpetuity and it probably will whether through stories, anecdotes, lasting memories, personal interaction and lore.
Mostly, though, Nancy was the coach, most recently, of the Belles 14U team that never sought the spotlight but was ultimately always in control in her taciturn way.”
The scholarship would cover costs of registration, travel and tournament fees for a deserving young lady from the tri-state area who is in need of assistance in covering the costs.
Donations to Nancy Dougherty Scholarship should be made check and made out the Philadelphia Belles. Donations can be mailed to:
The Philadelphia Belles
c/o Hope Fuery
950 Street Road,
Bensalem, PA 19020