Kids Learn Baseball Skills On The Field At Comerica Park

By Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50 Intern

The crack of the bat is one of baseball’s most beautiful sounds. Boys and girls ages 5 to 13 will hear it for themselves when they make their way to Comerica Park to participate in the 15th annual Willie Horton’s Batting for Kids. Around 450 kids will engage in batting, hitting, and throwing competitions and the winners will have a chance to meet Detroit Tigers Justin Upton, Nick Castellanos, and Cameron Maybin along with Detroit Tigers legend, Willie Horton.

This event will give kids a chance to live their dreams of playing on a major league baseball field. It will take place on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Kids will get an experience of a lifetime. They will learn baseball techniques from seven skill stations that include kinesiology (the study of body movement) workshops on the field.

Young boy catches a baseball during Willie Horton's annual Batting for Kids event 2015. (Photo credit: Don Bosco Hall)

Young boy catches a ball during Willie Horton’s annual Batting for Kids event 2015. (Photo credit: Don Bosco Hall)

Participants will receive breakfast, lunch and snacks, souvenirs/memorabilia. Skill competition winners will receive four tickets to the Detroit Tigers Game and be recognized at the Pre-Game Award Ceremony on Monday, July 18, 2016.

If you know a child who loves baseball and would be interested in going, you can register them on Batting for Kids is an all-day event filled with fun and excitement. Registration starts at 10:30am, event begins at noon, and activities end at 4:00pm. You don’t want to miss it!

Zuri Cheathem is a recent graduate of North Farmington High School and will be attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in the fall.  He is an Emma Bowen Foundation intern and majoring in Business Administration- Marketing.


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