The Bethany College baseball program is preparing for a busy October, featuring upcoming community events.
The Swedes are hosting a youth camp on Friday, October 18, and the first annual "Hit-or-Treat" scrimmage October 29.
The baseball camp on October 18 is open to boys and girls, grades kindergarten through eighth grade, and is available to players of all abilities.
Camp participants will learn the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, catching, and base running. The camp will explain the skills using demonstrations, drills, competitions, and contests. Camp staff will include the Bethany College baseball coaching staff as well as current players.
The camp cost is $40 per participant, and includes lunch and a t-shirt. A $10 discount applies to multiple children in the household.
Camp registration begins at 7 a.m., and the camp runs 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Children may be picked up as late as 6 p.m.
Register for the baseball camp here, or contact Coach Bartman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-227-3380 ext. 8333.
The Swedes baseball program is also hosting the first annual "Hit-or-Treat" baseball scrimmage October 29. The scrimmage will be held on the Bethany College baseball field and begins at 5:30 p.m.
The entire Bethany and Lindsborg community is invited to attend the event. The night will begin with safe trick-or-treating for children ages 14-and-under. Every child will receive a hot dog, bag of popcorn, and a drink. Those children in costume will run the bases with members of the Bethany College baseball team.
Following the children's events, the Swedes baseball team will compete in an inter-squad scrimmage in full costume.
Head Baseball Coach Andrew Bartman is looking forward to the upcoming events, and is excited to bring future Swedes onto campus.
"I am really pumped up about the month of October," Bartman said. "Youth camp and our Halloween scrimmage should be a lot of fun for the kids in the area. We hope to have as many youth on campus as possible between these two events."