Federal Way National Little League welcomes Teri Foster as president

Foster is the first female president in two decades.

Teri Foster was selected as the new president of Federal Way National Little League (FWNLL) in November. This title also makes her the first female president since 1991, and the first female president since the merger with Federal Way American Little League.

Foster has been involved with the FWNLL since 2014. The board created a position for her, bringing her on as the events director, she said. She was in charge of setting up team photos and the annual jamboree at the beginning of each season, as well as events throughout the Little League season.

After being in events, she then transitioned to the director of concessions for the league. Foster was also the vice president for a couple of years before taking on the role as the league’s accountant.

“I have been doing a little bit of everything and learning about the league on my way up,” said Foster, the Mirror’s Hometown Hero for November.

She has also been a nominee for Volunteer of the Year Award for three consecutive years since 2017. The third time she was nominated, she won the award in 2019.

Foster is taking over for former president Charles Heitman, who is now serving as the Umpire in Charge of Softball for District 10, the parent district of FWNLL.

“Teri has been vice president since 2018 and has run a very successful concessions. Federal Way National is in good hands with Teri stepping into the president roll,” Heitman said.

Heitman told Foster that he was going to take a different position outside of FWNLL this upcoming season. Because of that, for the 2021 season, “he kept telling me and prepping me, letting me know it would happen,” Foster said. “It was really a year in the works.”

The spring season registration begins Dec. 15 online, and in-person registration dates is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 29. For more information, visit fwnll.org.