Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office recognizes youth baseball camp

Published: Aug. 12, 2015 at 6:28 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has recognized the Charleston Power Brigade Youth Baseball Camp for outstanding volunteer and community service.

The camp just held its annual summer camp last week at Wescott Park where 105 kids from the Lowcountry participated.

"This year's youth baseball camp was a great success and proves that when kids are surrounded by positive role models it will always yield positive results," a press release by CCSO stated."During this week long camp, kids are given baseball instructions and taught about individual responsibilities."

This year, Sgt. Jay Christmas, who runs the camp, had an ice cream truck stop by the camp, and purchased ice cream for all the kids.

According to officials, the camp was able to give away $2000 worth of baseball equipment to the kids at the end of the camp.

"The camp is designed for each player to receive fundamental instruction in the morning sessions and participate in scrimmage games after lunch so that the players can demonstrate what they learned from the morning session," officials say.

There will be a camp in the Fall which will be announced at a later time.

More information on the Charleston Power Brigade can be found at their Facebook page. 

"The camp instructors are the who's who of baseball in the area: Pitching coach Britt Reames from the Citadel, Former Assistant Coach Brandon Sizemore from the College of Charleston, Ryan Morris former Cleveland Indians minor league pitcher, Ben Boykin former College of Charleston infielder and DH, Brian Killgallen former Citadel catcher, current Citadel player Steven Hanson and current Summerville High School standout player Brock Tobin."

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