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Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 05:41 PM.

"To be able to have that in your hometown makes a big difference in parental involvement," Titus said.

"I think Kelly, like any brand new president, will have some growing pains and that’s typical of any organization, but I think she’s got energy and ideas, and more than anything, she’s got the desire to take girls softball and make it grow," Smith said. "That’s more important than any knowledge really."

Titus understands how tough it can be for parents sometimes.

"Sometimes both parents work," she said. "Especially being in a military community, you may have a parent who’s deployed and they have five kids, so it is hard for them to get involved, and I understand that."

Titus has managed to establish a board that has met at the Titus home.

Titus knows it is important for girls to have access to athletics.

"I think it’s crucial that young girls all the way up are involved because of the peer pressures from outside of what they should be doing," she said. "Just keeping them out of trouble is one of the big things and making sure they’re involved and that the parents are involved and that they have that family together time. They get rewarded when they practice hard and they set goals. It not only teaches them that now but teaches them as an adult."

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