7-11 Stores Adding A Boost To Everett Police Badges For Baseball This Week

badges for baseball

This is the 7th year for the popular summer program in Everett.

Tomorrow marks the start of another year of “Badges For Baseball” where Everett Police join the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County in teaching baseball and softball fundamentals to kids ages 8 through 12.

The camp provides 200 participants the ability to increase their baseball and softball skills by rotating through multiple skill stations. Quick Ball and regular games will occur throughout the week to put all skills to work. Every ability level is welcomed.

Badges for Baseball in Everett

Here’s a MyEverettNews.com image from the badges for baseball event in August of 2011.

Participants are also introduced to Healthy Choices, Healthy Children which is an engaging and interactive program designed to help youth understand vital life lessons needed to display a positive, productive and healthy lifestyle.

To kick things off tomorrow Everett Police and local 7-Eleven Franchisees will team up to celebrate the Badges for Baseball Opening Day Ceremony. Badges for Baseball, one of three summer programs sponsored by the Everett Police Department, provides underprivileged youth access to extracurricular activities.

The Everett Police Department, including the Chief of Police will accompany participating Franchisees and Field Consultants at the ceremony as they present a check totaling $4,746 to the programs sponsored by the Everett Police Department including: Badges for Baseball, Junior Police Academy, and Casino Road Camp.

Franchisees will donate 160 cases of 7-Select water bottles and 160 boxes of 7-Select snacks for the event hosting 250 children and 70 volunteers.

The Everett Police Department is a current partner with 7-Eleven and Operation Chill, a program that allows police to interact with youth in a positive manner by “ticketing” them with free Slurpee coupons. Franchisees plan to strengthen the bond with the Everett Police Department and local youth through their support of Badges for Baseball.

While this year’s camp is full the public is invited to come take a look. The camp runs tomorrow through Friday from 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM at Kasch Park, 8811 Airport Road in south Everett.


About myeverettnews

My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

View all posts by myeverettnews

Comments are closed.