Badges For Baseball Marks 8th Year In Everett

July 31, 2018

Police Blotter

Badges for Baseball

This is the 8th year for the program in Everett.

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Brent Lillibridge grew up in Everett and played in the Major Leagues and is now back teaching baseball skills to the next generation of ballplayers.

The first Badges for Baseball event happened at Kasch Park in August of 2011 after Everett Police Officer Mark Carter along with Ed Gay and Charlie Cobb from the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County worked with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to bring Badges for Baseball to Everett.

Since that time more than 1400 kids from our area have attended the week-long camp that teaches both baseball skills and healthy choices to boys and girls from ages 8 – 12.

This year’s camp kicked off just before nine o’clock this morning.

Through Friday two hundred kids will rotate around the various stages of the program working with volunteer coaches including police officers, current and former college and high school coaches and even former major league baseball player Brent Lillibridge.

In addition to Everett Police and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County, 7-11 Stores and the Mukilteo School District are also supporting the program locally. Here are a few photos from the opening day fun. Click photo to enlarge.

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Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin’s daughter, Panda, throws out the ceremonial first pitch to Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman.

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Members of the Junior ROTC presented the colors to start the day.

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When you need a place to put your new glove.

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It seem to be a trend…

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Ed Gay from the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County

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One station involved checking out a SWAT truck

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This team spent some time talking about healthy choices.

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Taking a turn at Quickball

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Starting a double-play toss.

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Batting practice

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A lesson in teamwork

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Don’t lose your hat when you’re running the bases.



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