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Baseball donations help North Camden Little League increase enrollment

Just in time for the start of Little League season, Camden County politicians and employees on Friday delivered new and used baseball equipment for more than 100 children in the North Camden Little League.

Baseball donations help North Camden Little League increase enrollment

(Photo courtesy of Camden County)
(Photo courtesy of Camden County) Camden County

Just in time for the start of Little League season, Camden County politicians and employees on Friday delivered new and used baseball equipment for more than 100 children in the North Camden Little League.

The county held a collection that yielded dozens of bats, helmets, gloves, spikes, pants and balls. Enough money was donated to cover the $20 registration fee for about 180 children to play this summer.

County officials also recently spent $10,000 to renovate three baseball fields at Pyne Poynt Park in North Camden, said county spokesman Dan Keashen.

My colleague, Darran Simon, wrote about the North Camden league last year. Read the story HERE.

Registration for the North Camden Little League will be held the next two Saturdays in front of the Robert Clemente Community Center in North Camden.

Club founder Bryan Morton and some volunteers will going door-to-door in the neighborhood to try to get more youth to register.

“We’re doing old-fashioned outreach,” Morton said Monday.

So far, 75 kids have registered but Morton wants 225 kids to sign up. Boys and girls between 5- and 16-years-old may register.

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Julia Terruso started covering Camden and its residents, agencies, government and school district in September 2013. Previously, she worked at the Newark Star-Ledger covering the criminal justice system in Essex County and prior to that Union County.

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