UI softball youth clinic is sure to be a hit

UI softball youth clinic is sure to be a hit

Want to run a ballpark? Want to learn more about batting?

The University of Illinois Softball Program will present Kids Take Over The Ballpark & Youth Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eichelberger Field, 1201 W. Florida Ave., U.

The Big Ten Conference game against Iowa starts at 1 p.m. It will be broadcast on WDWS 1400-AM.

Kids will get to perform ballpark duties throughout the game.

Among the tasks they'll be able to learn are operating the scoreboard, playing music, announcing the game, running promotions and everything else that happens on a softball field.

After the game there will be a free youth clinic. It is open to young people 8th grade and younger.

The clinic attendees will take batting practice and learn other softball skills such as fielding.

Parking is available at Atkins Tennis Center or the northeast quadrant of State Farm Center Lot F23 (east of Eichelberger Field).

More information about the softball program is at http://bit.ly/1d2y8Fp

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments