Despite some drizzling on Wednesday morning, about 120 boys and girls got up bright and early for the Roy Gayle and Rockford Rivets’ inaugural little league baseball camp. Current Rivets players spent time with the kids at different stations, learning about the fundamentals of the game. The Rivets say they hope their camps can help more kids fall in love with the sport again.
“I think part of it is just getting involved in the community and making the game of baseball great again I guess, is a good way to put it,” Rivets General Manager Chad Bauer said. “We got a new manager this year – Josh Kime – and he is a big proponent of doing camps, so we’re going to run a bunch of camps this year. One of the things we want these kids to take away from it is just a love of baseball and learn a little bit more about the rich history of baseball.”
The next camp is open to the public for Monday, July 8th. To learn how you can sign up, visit the Rockford Rivets website.