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Baseball Jamboree was a Hit

Baseball Jamboree

The majority of Covington students who showed up for a one-day baseball camp on Sunday had never played the game and don’t own a baseball glove. But the Baseball Jamboree, created by Holmes High School teacher Jason Moore, changed that. After the cold weather postponed the event on Saturday, nearly 150 students in grades K-5 took to Meinken Field and learned some fundamentals of the game.

“We want to get kids excited about baseball and softball here in Covington and develop our students into fundamentally sound players by the time they get to high school,” said Moore.

Of the students registered, only 35 had ever played baseball before, and only 40 had access to a glove. Moore put out a plea on social media for people to donate baseball equipment they no longer use, and people responded. The donated equipment allowed the students to learn some skills and play a short scrimmage game.

Each student attending the Baseball Jamboree received a t-shirt, Cincinnati Reds hat, and wristbands. A special visit from Mr. Red of the Cincinnati Reds added to the students' excitement.

“Our goal is to form a Covington Bulldogs baseball group with baseball and softball teams across several age groups. These teams would compete in summer leagues where they can improve their skills and grow in the game,” added Moore.

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James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center  |  1124 Scott Boulevard  |  Covington, KY 41011
Phone:859.292-5895  |  Fax:859.292.5956