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7th Annual Fields of Friends Special Needs Baseball Clinic
Fields of Friends offers a one day baseball skills building clinic that encourages kids with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to play baseball by pairing them with local area high school athletes in conjunction with Tampa area Little Leagues.
Volunteers and the participants learn more than just baseball. Kids who typically believe they don't have what it takes to be successful in sports gain confidence amongst a supportive group in a safe environment. Kids come together for a day of fun, fitness, and acceptance while building stronger communities of tolerance through baseball.
Lunch is provided for all Participants, Buddies, and Volunteers. Additional lunches can be purchased at the event for family members.
Fields of Friends is uniting communities one base at a time.
To volunteer, sponsor, or play, visit their website at http://www.fieldsoffriends.org.
About Fields of Friends:
Fields of Friends was started in 2011 by Owen Sarwatka, to earn his Eagle Scout rank. This event has the potential to change the lives of the special needs participants and the high school athletes who will buddy with them.
It takes over 150 volunteers and buddies to run one of these events, but it's worth it! Children who are introduced to baseball at these clinics often continue on to the buddy baseball, and Tampa area Challenger Leagues, who visit each other for games.