SwampDogs Announce Kids Camp for 2013

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The Fayetteville SwampDogs announced they will continue to partner with South River EMC to provide youth baseball clinics to the Fayetteville area. This summer, the SwampDogs will hold a four-day camp at J.P. Riddle Stadium: Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20.

For the past six years this partnership has provided the perfect summer experience for young baseball and softball players. The SwampDogs Kids Camp is a great place to learn the skills of the game from the people that know them best.

Join the SwampDogs players and the coaching staff for a week filled with baseball and fun.  Campers must be between five and 13 years old.  Camp starts everyday at 9 a.m. with registration and drop-off beginning at 8 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m.  In addition to the fun and excitement of working with the players and coaches, throughout the week, all campers will receive a free SwampDogs t-shirt, lunch and a ticket to a SwampDogs game.

The camp begins with a chance for all the campers to get their arms and legs loose. After stretching, campers will go from station to station learning the skills of the game from SwampDogs players and coaches.

“The ongoing partnership between the Fayetteville SwampDogs and South River EMC has proven to be one of mutual benefit and fun,” said Manager of Member and Public Affairs Catherine O’Dell, South River EMC. “Our members get the benefit of sending their children to a top notch sports camp while having loads of fun! This camp and the associated scholarships are one more way South River EMC demonstrates our commitment to the communities where we work and live.”

“We are pleased to once again be teaming with South River EMC for our 2013 instructional camps,” said SwampDogs Director of Operations Darrell Handelsman.  “They truly share our philosophy of giving back to the children of our community and we are proud to be a partner with them. We have seen camp attendance grow every season and look forward to another summer of fun and instruction.”

You can sign your son and/or daughter up now for the week for just $135. All costs are per camper with group discounts available. Space is limited so visit goswampdogs.com or call the office at (910) 426-5900 to reserve your spot today!

The Fayetteville SwampDogs are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 13th season in the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 55 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as cpleague).