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Sandlot Baseball

Updated: Friday, June 20 2014, 11:24 AM CDT

CHAMPAIGN -- BASEBALL SEASON IS IN FULL SWING... AND THIS MONTH, SOME KIDS ARE GETTING THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO LEARN THE SPORT.

A SPECIAL GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS IN CHAMPAIGN ARE HELPING KIDS WHO DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ORGANIZED SPORTS.
FOR SIX YEARS, EVERY JUNE, THE 'NORTHSIDE SANDLOT BASEBALL CLUB' HAS BEEN GIVING THOSE KIDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY.
BUT IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO PLAY BASEBALL...
IT'S ALSO ABOUT GAINING CONFIDENCE.

JUST REALIZED KIDS WEREN'T GETTING A CHANCE TO PLAY, SO MY WIFE AND I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO JUST HAVE AN ORGANIZED, FREE PROGRAM SO KIDS COULD COME OUT AND PLAY WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEND A DIME.

AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM, THE COACH HANDS OUT SPECIAL GIFTS TO THE KIDS -- A HELMET, GLOVE, AND BAT.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP THE NORTHSIDE SANDLOT BASEBALL CLUB.
THEY ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTING DONATIONS AND YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW TO DONATE ..
BY HEADING TO OUR WEBSITE AT FOX ILLINOIS DOT COM ...
AND CLICKING ON WEBWATCH.

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