/*added another slider news box below here*/

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Padres Visit Santee for Special Baseball Camp

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

San Diego Padre pitcher Clayton Richard and third baseman Chase Headley visited Santee Wednesday (Aug. 16) to talk to kids about the importance of school and to consider police officers as their friends.

Headley, who was sporting a cast on his left arm from a recent on-the-field injury, also offered some sage advice on how to steal second base. “Don’t slide head first,” he said.

After delivering their inspirational talk, Headly and Richard signed autographs to a group of happy campers, who will be treated to a Padre game on Aug. 17.

The 60 kids attending the special baseball camp were paced through a series of skill drills coached by 19 volunteers from area law enforcement agencies, including the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Police and the state Department of Corrections.

The special baseball camp was sponsored by the Police Athletic League’s Sports Training Academics and Recreation program (STAR/PAL), a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids positive values and to build bridges between youth and law enforcement.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.