Through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and MLB, more than 100 Club members age 6 to 12 have spent the summer learning the ins and outs of healthy lifestyle choices and basic baseball skills. The summer began with fitness tests on stretching, sit ups, and throwing, among others, which members will take again at the end of the program to see how much they’ve achieved.
“Wanna Play is a great compliment to the Club’s commitment to instill active and healthy lifestyle choices in all our members,” said Communications Coordinator Emily Jarrett.
“As a local team, it’s great to be able to get the Bombers in the Club and interacting with the kids,” said Director of Operations Stoney Hays. “It’s an opportunity for them to engage with our members but also the community. A lot of these guys are in college playing here for the summer. This gets them out and having fun with local community members.”
As a special treat, Club members were able to spend a few hours with the Bombers on Monday. Fifteen players stopped by the Club to play Wiffle ball and other games with the Kinder Camp, Elementary and Tween Club members. On July 22, members will visit the Bombers on their home turf – Liberty Park Stadium – for a game against the Nevada Griffons. More than 100 members involved in the Wanna Play program will receive a free ball cap to commemorate their time at the field.
“Our partnership with Jud Kindle and the Sedalia Bombers has been wonderful,” Jarrett added. “We appreciate the team’s willingness to put those healthy lifestyle choices in action, by showing our members what dedication and hard work will achieve.”