Fireflies invite local kids to first skills camp

Has your son or daughter been anxious to get on the field with the Columbia Fireflies? They can this summer during the team’s first skills camp.

The Fireflies are holding two three-day youth baseball skills camps at Spirit Communications Park, one in July and one in August. Both camps will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day and are open to boys and girls ages 7 to 12.

“This is a great way for youngsters to learn from and play ball with the pros,” said John Katz, Fireflies team president. “All of the campers will be learning the fundamentals of hitting, base running, pitching and defense from the future stars of the New York Mets … and probably some high-five and handshake skills.”

Camp dates are as follows:

The cost for each three-day camp is $100. Members of the Fireflies Kids’ Club can participate in camps for just $80 each. This price includes lunch all three days and a ticket to the Fireflies game on the last day of the respective camp. The campers will be recognized on the field before that game and presented with a certificate of completion.

Columbia Fireflies players and coaches will lead the camps and work each day with all the youngsters. The team also will sign autographs on the last day of camp.

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