When I was 11 years old my softball coach “Mr. P” nicknamed me Kathryn the Grape. In Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Wand I share about that nickname story. I also feature two of the other volunteer softball coaches that helped influence my life and the lives of many others, coach Mario and coach Angelo.
While Mr. P and Angelo are no longer with us phyiscally, their impact runs deep.
Mario is still very much with us and he continues to encourage each of his Navajo “girls.” Mario came to see me perform last night at one of my Kathryn Cloward music shows. I’m so grateful for his encouragement and support of my artistry, and for our friendship.