Badges For Baseball

by Mackenzie Stasko on June 20, 2013 at 6:47 am

The Badges for Baseball program is funded by a grant from the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation and by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office that lets kids ages 10 to 14 team up with law enforcement officers to teach them critical life lessons..  and it’s coming to Zanesville for the summer.

"Basically the goal of the program is to provide positive experiences for kids with law enforcement officers and to get them involved in physical activity. But also teach them life long skills like teamwork and leadership, respect, things like that,"said Kali Burkhart, Development Coordinator for Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

The 8-week program will be held at the Zanesville Civic League June 12-July 31. Burkhart says the Boys and Girls Club is also offering other programs this summer at the Latchkey and at Caldwell Middle School.

"If anyone is interested getting their kid involved in any of those programs, they can just call the us here at the office. The number is 740-453-7300."

Burkhart says Big Brothers, Big Sisters is also starting to raise money for their annual Dancing with the Divas event. Their first fundraiser is July 1 at Tumbleweed.