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Kristine Fitzpatrick, Executive Director and Founder of the League of YES.

Kristine founded the League of YES in 2015 because “every child deserves the opportunity to play baseball”. The origins of the League of YES come from Kristine’s affiliation with the Miracle League of Westchester (2006 -2009) and the Miracle League of Long Island, which she started beginning in 2010. The growth of the league as well as Kristine’s desire to expand the program to additional fields and possibly additional sports programs led her to create a new entity, the League of YES; where You Experience Success.

Kristine has had a strong background in sports throughout high school and college. Starting at SUNY – Delhi, Kristine excelled in Track and Field and in 2008 was named the first female Hall of Fame inductee. Kristine finished her athletic career at St. John’s University and graduated in 1990. In her career at St John’s, Kristine won individual BIG EAST Championship titles in the high jump and javelin. In her final year with St. John’s, she broke the school record in javelin with a throw of 163’. Kristine is known as a pioneer of the women’s track & field program and one of the most accomplished field athletes in school history. Today, Kristine remains in the top-5 all-time in both the indoor and outdoor high jump, with a height of 6’ 2”. Kristine was recognized as a Women of Distinction for St. John’ University 2013.

Currently, Kristine is a sales representative for NYSID, New York State Industries for the Disabled, where she helps create employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Kristine is a proud Mother of two sons Peter and Wade and resides in Dix Hills, NY.