Date(s) - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
Our speakers will be Skip Wallace, Recreation Coordinator for Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Dept., and Noah Lowry, Pitcher for San Francisco Giants.
Junior Giants is a FREE, non-competitive, and innovative co-ed baseball program for underserved children ages 5-13 years old (as of July 1, 2016). The Junior Giants Program is made possible by the Giants Community Fund, which collaborates with the San Francisco Giants, by using baseball as a forum to encourage youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The program teaches kids the fundamentals of baseball, but places a higher emphasis on building character than on wins and losses. The program offers a wide array of educational components, including the Round-the-Bases Reading Program, the Strike-Out Bullying Contest and Four Bases of Character Development (Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork). This program encourages kids to live healthy and productive lives by getting outside, playing baseball and learning important life lessons at the same time.
Yale Abrams, chair of our Hands On Committee, feels this would be a great volunteer opportunity for some of our Rotarians. Applications to be a Junior Giants Volunteer Coach or Team Parent will be available at weekly meetings. The deadline is May 20, 2016, but the sooner the better! After submitting a Junior Giants volunteer application, volunteers will undergo two background checks (at no cost).
Length of Commitment: The season runs from early June to early August and takes place at Southwest Community Park and Elsie Allen High School. There will be one practice and one game per week, Monday and Wednesday evenings or Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This opportunity is open to volunteers age 18 and over.