All In Sports Outreach hosts free baseball camp at Bloch Park

Published 11:38 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017

All In Sports Outreach and Selma’s Parks and Recreation are hosting the third annual baseball camp at Bloch Park on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon.

“We’re basically a ministry,” Jamie Tellier with All In Sports Outreach said. “What we do is spread the gospel through athletics, so we hold sports camps.”

Throughout the year, All In Sports Outreach puts on baseball, softball, basketball and football camps for kids. As usual, registration for this year’s baseball camp is free of charge. Interested players can be registered on-line at allinsportsoutreach.org, or Saturday morning at the field from 8 – 8:45 a.m.

The camp is for ball players ages 7-14, and they will receive hitting, fielding and fundamental instructions from the volunteer coaches.

“We’ll probably have close to 20-25 guys helping out,” Tellier said. “We’ve been known to have some big numbers show up to this camp. The past year we’ve had over 100 kids at one camp, so it’s a lot of fun.”

The Parks and Recreation department assists All In Sports Outreach by giving them access to the field.

“We help them out with the facility, and we actually give them man power,” baseball director Gerald Barron said. “A lot of the kids that come out there are the kids that come through our recreational baseball program.”

In previous years, the collegiate players from Concordia College and Selma University have come out with their coaches to volunteer with the camp as well, according to Barron.

“It’s a good thing to get out with the community, coaches and kids,” Barron said. “It turned out pretty good last year. We actually enjoyed ourselves and the time being with the kids. We just want them to come out, enjoy themselves and learn more about baseball.”