The Newcomerstown Trojans baseball teams have the opportunity to give back.
On March 16, they will be having a baseball clinic for the Tuscarawas County Challenger League at the baseball field from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(In case of inclement weather, they will move to the gym.)
They will be working with the kids on a variety of skills including, hitting a pitch, fielding a ball, tossing and catching, batting from a tee, etc. If possible, they will also play a game after the workshop part of the clinic is done.
The Trojan baseball team members and coaches will serve as buddies to the Challenger baseball players.
Challenger League is a division of the Little League and provides the opportunity for all school-aged children regardless of ability or disability to participate in the sport of baseball. Last season, five students from the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District participated in this league, and it was a rewarding experience for all.
Also, there will be a Chinese raffle/50-50 drawing at the event. Tickets are a $1 each or six tickets for $5.
The following are some of the items available at the auction: Angry Birds bag (Angry Birds drawing book, Angry Birds Mix-n-Match, Angry Birds game); Ohio State bag (blanket, pillow, cups, book, Buckeye candy); LEGOs bag (full and mini sets); card game bag (six card games); balancing game bag (Steady Freddy, Hungry Henry, and Pick-up Stix); basketball bag (Boom basketball set, rubber basketball, relax balls); baseball bag (target, decals, toss-n-catch, autographed baseball); Crayola bag (Crayola goodies, scissors, glue, tablet); Sports movie pack (Blindside, The Sandlot, Space Jam, popcorn, candy); bedding set bag (full size); and lottery ticket frames (10 scratch off lottery tickets).
Proceeds will go to the Newcomerstown baseball team to provide necessary equipment such as bats and helmets.