Santa Monica Boys & Girls Clubs Members Play Ball At Dodger Stadium

Friday, 23 Aug 2013, 9:04:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Dodgers legend Billy Ashley on Wednesday with several of the club members.
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Dodgers legend Billy Ashley on Wednesday with several of the club members.

About 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica and Long Beach converged at Dodger Stadium Wednesday morning for a youth baseball clinic hosted by Bank of America and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ages of the club members ranged from six to 18 years old.

Dodger legends Billy Ashley, Shawn Green, Mickey Hatcher, and Robert Ernie Castillo Jr. were on hand to teach the children proper hitting, base running, throwing, and catching techniques.

The legends also shared how baseball helped them succeed both on and off the field.

Founded in 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica currently serves approximately 8,000 youth through memberships and community outreach.

Members come from all over Los Angeles County, largely from Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, West Los Angeles, and Inglewood.

The club operates with the objective of serving children from all backgrounds, regardless of economic circumstances – ensuring that youth ages 6 to 18 have a safe and nurturing environment to develop socially, succeed in school, stay physically active and prepare for positive futures.

For more information, visit www.smbgc.org.

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