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Vanessa Woodmansee was inducted into the Sports & Athletics category in 2010.

My Story

Vanessa Woodmansee parlayed her competitive spirit and organizational prowess, becoming the lead organizer of Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) Men's Fastpitch Softball league and the Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues. Under her guidance, the leagues have thrived, and adults of all ages have found joy through athletics. An accomplished athlete, Vanessa played on a Women's National Championship softball team in 1983. Vanessa, a case worker for the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services, shows dedication to local sports that has helped the HARD leagues maintain their high quality despite budget cuts and other hardships.