Coach Stricklin and the Bulldogs have a baseball camp for kids set for this Saturday to benefit the Shepherd Center.
Aug 20, 2013
ATHENS-----University of Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin along with several Bulldog alumni will team up for a kids day camp Saturday, Aug. 24 in Atlanta to benefit the Shepherd Center.
Open to kids ages 7-12, the camp will be held at Buckhead Baseball, located at Frankie Allen Park at the corner of Bagley Avenue and Pharr Road. Check in begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, and the camp will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and proceeds will go to the Shepherd Center, the Atlanta-based rehabilitation hospital that specializes in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for patients with brain or spinal cord injuries.
Participants should bring their own equipment although a limited number of bats and helmets will be available. Space is limited. Registration can be done online at the following link:
The Bulldog alumni working the camp include a couple members of the 1990 national championship team in Terry Childers (1989-92) and Ray Suplee (1990-92). Also, other former Bulldogs expected to attend include Jasha Balcom (2003), Shaun Helmey (1998-2001), Michael Henson (2006), Jeff LeRiger (1982-83), Adam McDaniel (2004-07), Justin Niefer (2005), David Thoms (2008-09) Andrew Turner (2007), Chance Veazey (2011) and Matt Woods (2001-04).
"We're looking forward to a fun morning of baseball in support of the Shepherd Center that's helped out our program in the past," said Stricklin. "Also, we're excited that several former Bulldogs responded that they want to lend a hand for a great cause Saturday too."