Eight Rotary Interact Clubs in western and central Kentucky or Rotary District 6710, sponsored a used baseball equipment drive in their communities. The success of the drive was evident when the first batch of equipment was delivered to Prestonsburg High School in time of retire baseball camp. The PHS baseball coaches and players organized a camp for players ranging in age of 6-14 years old in their area. In the past, the fee for the camp was $45, however, due to the sponsorship of the school team, approximately 50 youth players were able to attend for free.
Many of the students leading the equipment drive were victims of the tornados that devastated Western Kentucky earlier this year. The Interactors said many people assisted them during their time of need and they wanted to return the favor for the youth of Eastern Kentucky.
Equipment drives are a cornerstone of Play Ball Puerto Rico’s efforts in re-building baseball for teams in need after disasters. The participants communicate the need for gently used baseball equipment from families.
Rotary Interact Clubs consist of student members aged 12-18 and are affiliated with a local Rotary. The young people develop leadership skills and discover the power of Service Above Self.