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Guam Baseball Academy plans showcase

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - The Guam Baseball Academy with support from Strike Zone Training Center is hosting a Futures Baseball Showcase Day at the Leo Palace Park on Saturday, June 7th from 8am-4pm. Players 13 to16 years of age are invited to attend. Registration is $10.00per player and will include a Showcase t-shirt. Player registration form and fact sheets are available at Strike Zone Batting Cages.

Justin Bennett with Guam Baseball Academy, said, "Guam Baseball Academy has a lot going on for the summer. Starting June 7th we have our Guam Baseball Academy Futures Showcase which is collegiate professional assessment for kids ages 8th grade to 12th grade.  T's a good bench mark to see how they do at the next level, whether collegiate or pros. Then we have the Summer Skills Academy starting June 9 th .  It's actually 7 different academies, 5 day academies so come down to Strike Zone and register here. And then we have the Youth Top Gun games which will start in August and that's a 4 division league 18 under, 15 under, 12 under and 10 and under.  We are looking for 4 to 5 teams per division and it should be pretty competitive and give the kids a chance to play in the fall."

The Guam Baseball Academy has teamed up with several organization to help reach out to the youth through baseball. The G.B.A is in the works with P.E.A.C.E where they will also be putting together some other programs to help educate the youth in prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco .

Bill Bennett added, "Well the Guam Baseball Academy, part of their mandate and their mission is to work with kids on prevention of threats, the use of alcohol and the use of tobacco and drugs of course. So the academy has got involved with several programs with the Guam Department of Education sponsored by Public Health where we are doing a program called B.A.S.E.S which is a program where we go to the elementary schools and we get the kids out onto the field and get them moving and doing exercises and use a baseball to do those different stunts and activities. And the hopefully we have the opportunity to preach to the kids about the threats that they may come across as young adults and educate them on these different threats and prevention. And then we have our regular academy programs and tournament at Leo Palace where we will also have different guest speakers during our lunch breaks at the academies talking to the kids about different prevention methods and what they can do to stay healthy and have good lifestyles for the years to come."
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