Silver Hawks offering free baseball camps
The South Bend Silver Hawks and the South Bend Parks and Recreation Department will begin the first of three free baseball camps at Pulaski Park beginning tomorrow at 10AM.
Children that attend will receive a free lunch and a coupon good for two reserved seats to a Silver Hawks game July 5 through the end of the season.
The Silver Hawks continue their nine game homestand tonight against the Dayton Dragons with fireworks following the game.
Fireworks will follow each game, July 2 through July 4.
Registration for the 2003 Fall Baseball League will be held Friday at F.O.P. Little League Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The fall league program is open to players from Niles, Niles Township, Buchanan and Howard Township between the ages of 6-12.
The program is designed to give players an opportunity to continue involvement in baseball activities after the regular season is over.
The fall season runs from Aug. 17 through Oct. 17.
Games will be played Sunday through Thursday so as not to interfere with high school or Rocket football games.
The league will be run on a show-up-and-play situation to prevent interference with football practices.
There are no tryouts for the fall league.
Teams will be divided evenly by age. The players' ages are determined by the Aug. 1 cutoff date. The age groups for league play are 6-8 year-olds with a pitching machine; 9-10 year-olds with live pitching; and 11-12 year-olds with live pitching.
The cost per player is $35.
The cost for two siblings is $55 and a family will pay no more than $65.
Registration forms are available at F.O.P. Park.
For more information contact Coach Wright at 683-7371.
Riverfest run Aug. 2
The Niles-Buchanan YMCA and 5/3 Bank are teaming up for the Niles Riverfest 5K Run &Walk on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Early registration is now taking place for this event. Register by July 7 and pay only $15.
After July 7, registration will increase to $18 and will increase on race day to $20. Registration forms are available at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA.
To have an application faxed or mailed to you, please call the YMCA at (269) 683-1552.