Locals Enjoy Sandlot Baseball
Twenty-two young people come out for informal hardball at Poncin-Hewitt.
There was a great crowd of kids this past week for sandlot baseball at the Poncin-Hewitt complex. There were 22 in total, three of them girls, so a thanks goes out to all who continue to promote the program. If every attendee brings one more person with them next week, we will hit my goal of needing to use fields two and three at the same time.
If other more emergent police duties do not get in the way, we are hoping to have DARE officer Robert Miller at the upcoming session. He asked if he could bring his glove and play catcher, which I think is great. Maybe once Officer Miller sees how easy it is to get this program going, he could offer it occasionally at Thacher for children from the East side who cannot get to Poncin.
Quote of the week:
One player looked at me at the end of the session and said, "We never kept score. This was awesome!"
Quote of the week two:
After the girls made several nice defensive plays in a row wearing pink gloves: "Pink is the new gold!"
Sandlot baseball is free and open to everybody throughout July on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thanks to all who support the program and please keep spreading the word!