Blue Wahoos to bring baseball camp to military kids

Published on May 19, 2017 with No Comments

For the third year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos will showcase their support for area service members with a baseball camp for military families, Saturday, May 20 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field.

Families interested in bringing their children to the event should call the NAS Whiting Field Community Recreation Office at 850-665-6250 to register.

The two-hour camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the installation’s ball fields, and will feature a series of activity stations such as stretching, running, hitting, pitching, fielding and fundamental exercises.  The goal is to help the children enhance a few baseball skills while enjoying some time with professional athletes.

The players will also hold an autograph session after the skills’ stations are finished. Every child that attends will receive a Blue Wahoos’ souvenir.

“We are very excited to return to Whiting Field for a third year,” said team president Jonathan Griffith. “We’ve had such great camps in the past with Whiting Field. It is important for us as members of this great community to improve the quality of life for our area military members and their families.”

 

The camp is targeted for children ages 6 to 14 and participants must be related to active duty military, reserve military, retirees, and DoD civilian employees.  Families interested in bringing their children to the event should call the NAS Whiting Field Community Recreation Office at 850-665-6250 to register.

Capt. Todd Bahlau

 

May is an ideal time to hold the camp as it coincides with Military Appreciation Month which is a primary motivation for the team to host such events. The camp is targeted for children ages 6 to 14 and participants must be related to active duty military, reserve military, retirees, and DoD civilian employees.

“The Blue Wahoos’ players and staff have truly made this a highly anticipated event on our annual calendar,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau stated.  “It is an exciting opportunity for the kids, and we are grateful that the team is so supportive of the local military.”

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