Badges For Baseball Marks 5 years in Everett

Badges for Baseball

Camp is full for the 5th year in a row.

Today through Friday 240 kids ages 8 – 12 are learning to improve their baseball skills along with a few life lessons at Kasch Park in south Everett at Badges for Baseball. It’s the 5th year that the Everett Police Department, Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation have partnered on this week long camp. The kids are going thru hitting and fielding drills, playing games, forging friendships and learning about healthy choices. The Mukilteo School District is providing breakfast and lunch for the kids and dozens of volunteers are helping put on the event. Many of the volunteer coaches are from high schools across Snohomish County. Officers from the Everett Police Department and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are also here doing some mentoring and putting on demonstrations with tools they use to keep people safe. Here are a few photos from today. The camp this year is full and fills up quickly each year drawing kids from all over the area. You can find out more about other programs available year round by checking out the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County website.
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Groups rotate among several instructional stations.

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The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 – 12

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Bunting practice

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Hitting practice

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Speed hitting drills

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Teams get a chance to learn about SWAT gear.

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There’s also a chance to get a little “hands on” time.

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