Community Outreach with Jr. Giants
With the help of Pacific Funding Group and BDS Plumbing, More Than a Game and the Walnut Creek Crawdads hosted a free baseball clinic and field restoration at Nichol Park Field #1 in Richmond, California. Kids from the Richmond Little League & Jr. Giants came out to participate in the event. Each child that attended received a new Nike belt provided by Lids and a EvoShield arm sleeve, The Crawdads players led the children in an instructional clinic, breaking them up in 3 teaching stations covering catching/throwing, batting and base running. While the players were leading drills, the coaches went to work restore the field. They revitalized the field by clearing weeds and unwanted growth form the infield. During the closing ceremonies, each Crawdads gave out an award to a child that made an impact on them. Another GREAT Community Outreach Day by More than a Game!
Community Outreach with Phillips 66
06/23/2016 10:22 AM -
More Than a Game and the Walnut Creek Crawdads partnered with Phillips 66 to host a free baseball clinic and field restoration at Lefty Gomez Field in Rodeo, California, also deemed Baseball Town USA. Over sixty kids from Rodeo Baseball Association came out to participate in the clinic. Each kid that showed up received a new EvoShield arm sleeve and a Nike belt provided by Lids. The Walnut Creek Crawdads led the children in an instructional clinic, teaching and reinforcing the basics of the game such as catching, throwing, and batting. Then the kids split up into teams playing games and other competitions. While some Crawdads were leading drills, others were helping restore the fields. With the help of Turface Athletics we were able to restore the batters box on Lefty Gomez Field, and we revitalized the 5-6 year-old field adding field conditioner and clearing weeds. At the end of the clinic we had each Crawdad give an award to a player that impacted them in someway. It was a special moment watching our players become mentors to the younger players. With over one hundred people going home with smiles on their faces, it was a truly beautiful day at Lefty Gomez Field.
Crawdad's Extend Efforts off the Field
07/31/2015 2:29 PM -
In August 2014 and again in June, a contingent of More Than a Game coaches and players ventured to Medellín, Colombia and its surrounding areas to both teach and learn baseball, and more.
Colombians Come to Play for Crawdads
06/28/2015 4:50 PM -
They share a common love for baseball.
Jose and Mateo are two teenagers from Medellin. It's the second largest city in Colombia, but it's also a place with limited opportunities for young athletes.