December 4, 2014
Vaqueros Hosts Youth Baseball Camp
updated: Dec 04, 2014, 3:00 PM
About 30 Santa Barbara youth, ages 8 to 12, turned out at Pershing Park on Saturday, November 29 to sharpen their baseball skills while helping families in need of food during the holiday season.
Six members of the SBCC Vaqueros Baseball team were on hand to coach the free youth baseball camp. The entry fee was a donation of one — or several — items of food for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. More than 500 pounds of non-perishable food was received.
“This was a great day of teaching baseball while helping families in need,” said Vaquero Head Coach Jeff Walker. “Our athletes consistently demonstrate tremendous heart and commitment, not only on the playing field but to the community as well.”
Photo IDs 1. Vaquero Jack Gregson shakes hands with Oliver Kelly. 2. Three of the youth baseball camp participants proudly show off their canned food donations.
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