Sunday, March 6, 2011

WAIST 2011: Celebrating softball, America, and… ballerinas…?

If you remember from my blog post from last year, WAIST is the big West Africa softball tournament that happens every year in Dakar over President's Day weekend. Peace Corps Volunteers make up a big portion of the participants, and us PCVs from the Kaolack region made our presence known in high style – as ballerinas. It’s not weird to be running around the softball field in tutus, right? While our team didn’t do as well as we had hoped, we certainly had a great time prancing around the field. And we turned a lot of heads walking the streets of Dakar, to and from our games.

Even the United States Ambassador to Senegal joined in on our silliness! (She is in the middle of this photo with the pink boa.)

1 comment:

  1. Hallo Mrs Stoermer.. My name's Dior. I'm in the Brakasses softball team. My team play the WAIST this year too. And we were the last year Winner of the WAIST. I write to you because I'm doing a facebook page for the WAIST, for gather every teams, players, fans of this tournament and share pictured, videos, memories, experience of this wondetful tournament name WAIST. After few search I see that no one never made a page for, so by writing to you today I invite you to join us on this facebook page and to share the link of his page with every people you kow who love, play, support the WAIST. Here is he link of the page
    Thank again, best greetings.