The Natasha Hastings Foundation will host this year’s NHF International Women’s Day highlighting a panel of powerhouse female athletes. Joined by Aja Evans, Bobsled Olympian; Jazmine Fray, Track & Field phenom; and A.J. Andrews, sports host and Softball extraordinaire; as they share their journeys and the importance of girls and women in sport. This event will be held virtually on Facebook live on the NHFCares platform, and we will highlight the core NHF pillars:
Celebrate small victories
Empower one another
Set a new pace
As the pillars of our NHF foundation and the acronym that makes up the ‘cares’ part of our social media handles (@nhfcares) we hope this event will Empower, Inspire and Uplift girls to become confident women in sport and life. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nhfcares.org/
A.J. Andrews is a TV Host with DraftKings, Eastbay and Players Tribune and Professional softball phenom! A.J. made history in 2016 as the first woman in history to receive a Rawlings Gold Glove. She is the Rally Spikes most stolen base winner and ALL-PRO. Best known for her flashy acrobatic catches and motivational speeches, she graced the covers of magazines including ESPN Body Issue, A.J. was the first softball player in 10 years to be featured in the magazine. Host of ESPN TV Special Unapologetic: The Black female athlete and creator empowHER empowerment discussions, A.J. strives to inspire women in sports to dream bigger and achieve more.
Aja Evans’ journey as a Winter Olympian serves as an inspiration to young girls around the world. She is an international reflection of what it means to live out your dreams, and pursue the passions that drive you. Aja won bronze in the 2014 Winter Olympics, and went on to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Aja extends her advocacy as the founder of Aspiring Journeys Ahead (A.J.A. Foundation) launching the Beauty & The Beast Mode empowerment conference. This event highlights girls and women from many different walks of life discovering that we all have more struggles and desires in common than not. Aja shines a light on the resources available for young female athletes to pursue their dreams becoming anything they want to be.
Jazmine Fray is a rising track & field half miler for the island of Jamaica. An Under Armour athlete in Baltimore, Maryland she majored in Sport Management at Texas A&M University. She has an interest in Sport Broadcasting and production. Currently, she helps college sport athletes battle against mental health issues in order to provide them a better sense of life, fulfillment, and happiness. Lastly, she is very passionate and engaged in the Global Health sector, to ensure that billions of people have healthcare coverage and availability to proper hygiene, clean water, and sanitation.