Make plans for youth baseball and golf, plus family fun days
Several local organizations have announced plans for youth and family events to keep busy this summer while also practicing safe social distancing.
Softball, baseball registration opens June 26
A modified season of summer baseball, softball, machine-pitch and T-ball is scheduled for the month of July through the City of Holyoke recreation department.
Registration opens Friday, June 26, and closes Friday, July 3. To register, visit the City of Holyoke Recreation page on Facebook.
The season will start the week of July 6, and each age group will have one day of skills practice and one day of intersquad scrimmage.
T-Ball for boys and girls ages 5-6 (as of May 1) will practice Monday 5-6 p.m. with a scrimmage Wednesday 5-6 p.m.
Machine-pitch for boys and girls ages 7-8 will practice Monday 6-7 p.m. with a scrimmage Wednesday 6-7 p.m.
Softball for girls ages 9-16 will practice Tuesday 5-6 p.m. with a scrimmage Thursday 5-6 p.m.
Baseball for boys ages 9-12 will practice Monday 7-8 p.m. with a scrimmage Wednesday 7-8 p.m.
Baseball for boys ages 13-16 will practice Monday 8-9 p.m. with a scrimmage Wednesday 8-9 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, everyone will have to sign a waiver when they arrive at the field. Players should also provide their own bats and helmets to limit sharing. Adult volunteers interested in helping should contact Victoria Dunker at 970-580-3659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf lessons at Ballyneal
Youth golf lessons are scheduled at Ballyneal, with one-hour and two-hour time slots available Wednesday-Sunday, July 1-5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lessons are tailored to each individual’s playing level with a special emphasis on etiquette, short-game technique and long-game alignment. Children must take their own clubs, and all children in the same lesson must be from the same household.
To schedule lessons, call 970-571-0702 or email email@example.com.
Family days at Camp Machasay
Camp Machasay is open by reservation on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for families to swim, play games, have a picnic, explore and more. Families can make arrangements with another family or two that they’re comfortable spending time with.
Some of the activities available are frisbee golf, bike riding on trails, tetherball, carpet ball, corn hole, nine square and gagaball.
To reserve a spot, call or text Amanda LeGrange at 970-520-2940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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