Aleena Lepek, Wisconsin
Alena was the NHPA’s Junior Director from 2012 to 2019 and was appointed a couple years after winning the Girl’s World Championship. She knew what kids wanted, what they needed, and how to get them focused on horseshoe pitching while having fun. She was the perfect fit for the job and never disappointed ether the kids or the NHPA. She constantly promoted the junior division and the pitcher’s loved her as their siblings couldn’t wait to get involved in the program. She took her position personally and made the WT experience fun for all skill levels while assisting those high-level pitchers who were seriously attempting to achieve their goals of being World Champions. Here are some original or re-boots of idea and practices that she implemented: she started the first social media page for Juniors, Cadets and their parents, she supplied Regional Directors with ideas for holding tournaments to help get more kids involved, she became an adult advocate for the juniors and cadets to bridge pitcher’s wants and needs, to the NHPA council, and she brought back “Junior Highlight” articles and got them shared with local schools.