The “Adventure League” is more than just playing baseball, it is about making new friends, building self-esteem, and being treated just like “other” kids.
According to the 2000 Census Bureau, there are 7.1 million children in America who have disabilities. Those kids may not hit as well, or run the bases as well as others, but their determination and will is what drives the volunteers to help them achieve their dreams. Every child deserves to enjoy playing baseball and through the “Adventure League” it is a possibility.
Sign-ups are currently under way for ages 4-14 and they are free of charge. The playing season will begin Sept. 6 and will last until Oct. 4. Games will be played at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.
“We are looking for volunteers to make this dream come true,” Lisa Welchel said in a press release. “We need ‘buddies’ to help the kids hit the ball, and run the bases. If you, your church group, or anyone you know is interested in this wonderful program contact us to help.”
Welchel also noted that sponsors are needed to help buy uniforms and equipment for the kids.
“If any person or a company would like to help sponsor this program please contact us,” she said. “We depend on sponsors to make this free.”
For more information contact Welchel at 770-749-8766 or Toni Puckett at 770-748-5037. The new league also can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com.
“We also want to thank Jeff Hulsey,” Welchel said. “The Rockmart Recreation Department has offered us the use of the tee ball field at their facilities. We are so grateful for Jeff and the City of Rockmart.”