First day of Summer Camp with the Grand Junction Rockies

Players help kids with baseball fundamentals

GRAND JUNCTION, CO - Today children gathered around the baseball field behind Clifton Elementary for the first day of Summer Camp with the Grand Junction Rockies.

The camp was put together by the baseball team, The Lunch Lizard and Kids Aid and it children the opportunity to play with the pro's. 

Charlotte Douglas was one of the few girls who came out with the hopes of learning a few tips, "I want to get better and batting and try to get more home runs." she says.

There was no intense course the overall of the camp was to have fun and grow some love for the game says Michael Agis a Grand Junction Rockies Baseball Player, "Just to teach them how great of a game baseball is, how fun it can be if you really want to play it an pursue it and just teach them the fundamentals is enjoyable to see."

The Lunch Lizard food truck thanks the Rockies for partnering up for this and coming out to one of their stops which is a part of the Mesa County Mobile Summer Food Program. 

Dan Sharp, Director of Nutrition Services for School District 51 says this camp is very important because, "Four out of five house holds are either at or near the poverty levels of income so we're excited that the Rockies along with kids Aid are out here to support the lunch Lizard in the summer meal program."

Sharp gives the entire team a huge thank you for their work within the last two years dedicated to supporting childhood hunger within the community. He adds they both plan on partnering up again in the near future and can see this continuing into next year as well.

If you were at today's camp day you can always catch the next one on July 21,2017 two weeks from today same time from 11:30 to 12:30 at Clifton Elementary.


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