Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez will host local youth in a Play Ball clinic as part of the United States Conference of Mayors’ continued support of the Play Ball summer initiative which focuses on the fun nature of baseball and softball and encourages and active and healthy lifestyle for kids in all communities.
During the summer of 2016 mayors are implementing the initiative throughout cities with the goal of strengthening the connection of communities with the national pastime.
The City of Santa Monica will conduct the Play Ball clinic on July 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Clover Park main field, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. All boys and girls ages 7-16 are invited join in. Local coaches will teach fundamentals and instruct drills. Players are encouraged to bring their own glove if they have one.
Mayors across the country are hosting similar activities to engage citizens, families and city departments to organize community events, the City said. These activities are focused on exposing children to the sport of baseball and softball and will provide a fun opportunity to remain active throughout the summer.
“I think this Play Ball Clinic is a wonderful opportunity for Santa Monica youth to come together and be active during the summer,” said Mayor Tony Vazquez. “Most of all, I want them to have fun learning the fundamentals and meeting other kids who share their passion of this great sport.”
Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by July 26 to [email protected] or call 310.458.8300.