WBSC female umpire Po Chun Liu runs Baseball Camp to celebrate UN's Int'l Day of the Girl Child

WBSC female umpire Po Chun Liu runs Baseball Camp to celebrate UN's Int'l Day of the Girl Child
15/10/2020
A total of 75 girls participated in the new Taipei City Sanchong baseball stadium.

Po Chun Liu, the first female baseball umpire in Chinese Taipei, conducted a Baseball Camp for 75 girls in the new Taipei City Sanchong baseball stadium.

The camp, honouring the United Nation's 'International Day of the Girl', brought young girls together to experience the fun of playing baseball and the teachings/values of being part of a team.

The Deputy Mayor of New Taipei City Hsieh Cheng-Ta supported Po Chun Liu in encouraging the 75 girls to break the barrier of the gender stereotypes and to pursue the direction they want to follow in their lives.

Observed annually on 11 October, the UN's International Day of the Girl Child was established through Resolution 66/170 of the United Nations General Assembly on 19 December 2011 to recognize the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Po Chun Liu, a certified WBSC umpire for Women's Baseball, was awarded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Women and Sport World Trophy in 2019.

Liu, known as the “Mother of Women’s Baseball” in Chinese Taipei, made her World Cup debut as an umpire at WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup 2010 in Maracay, Venezuela, and was featured on Forbes’ 2018 list of the Most Powerful Women in International Sports.