Two thumbs up for first day of Clermont Reds Rookie Camp | News
BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - Rain didn’t dampen the spirit of the 200 children attending the first day of the inaugural Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League camp in Clermont County.
Even though the camp had to be moved indoors because of weather conditions, many of the children and coaches were giving the first day two thumbs up! The camp, located at the Batavia Township Community Center ball fields, will hold sessions at the UC Clermont College sports dome, when weather conditions warrant. “This is a coed, character building introductory baseball program for kids between the ages of 6 and 12,” said Reds Community Fund Executive Director Charley Frank.
“For four weeks, beginning today, each Monday and Tuesday, children from across the county will be transported to the camp where they will be taught the sport of baseball, but more importantly, they will learn life lessons, including the importance of teamwork.”
On the first day of camp, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg and the Sheriff’s Office canine unit talked to the kids about law enforcement, and then put on a demonstration of what happens when a bad guy runs from a canine patrol unit. He was quickly grabbed and brought down by one of the four-legged deputies!
The Reds Rookie Success League was launched 10 years ago and is now held in Cincinnati, Fairfield, Batavia, Dayton, and Louisville, Kentucky.