Nov. 17, 2012
-- TAMPA, FL - (Dec. 9th, 2012)- Everyone Can Play is hosting their 1st Annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit their baseball clinics for those with disabilities in the community. The walk takes place at the Wellswood Baseball Complex and is open to all ages. The goal for is 100 laps for 100 kids and all proceeds go towards the baseball clinics to be held in Tampa on January 12th, 2013 at Northside Little League and in Saint Petersburg on February 2nd, 2013 at the Azalea Little League. Clinics are free to participants and offer training by local student athletes to those with disabilities.
About us- Everyone Can Play, Inc. was founded by Owen Sarwatka in 2010, while he was a sophomore in high school in Tampa Florida. While working on his Boy Scout of America Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Owen developed EVERYONE CAN PLAY! TM as a conduit to channel his passion for baseball with his desire to share this experience with children who never had the opportunity to play the game he loves. He has received recognition for his endeavors including being honored by the Yankees during HOPE Week here in Tampa.
About our clinics- This family oriented event encourages those of all abilities to come together and enjoy a day of fun on the field. Players will be working with volunteer buddies as they improve their skills and create new friendships. Prior baseball training is not required and all abilities are encouraged to participate.
Our Mission- The mission of EVERYONE CAN PLAY! TM is for high school athletes to mentor children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in baseball skills-building clinics. These clinics give each participant the courage to learn new baseball skills or further current skills. With positive peer and mentor interaction, it is our goal for all youth to lead their communities in fitness, acceptance, collaboration and friendship.
Organizations and individuals interested in helping or for sponsorship opportunities please visit www.everyonecanplay.org or contact Suzanne Sarwatka at 813-391-1057 for additional information on event activities.