In A Victory For Everyone Involved, Chinook Players Spend Monday With Camp Focus Athletes

Long before the first pitch of Monday night’s Alaska Baseball League game was thrown, Chugiak-Eagle River players completed an unforgettable day at the Ballpark. The Chinooks had the privilege of spending the afternoon with campers from Camp Focus. Camp Focus is a local camp for special needs children in south-central Alaska.

The day was filled with one-on-one and group training sessions which included hitting, fielding and throwing stations. It was capped off with a head to head matchup of the teams from the Camp. The real lessons learned, however, came from experiencing the pure joy of children at play and the genuine friendship given most freely by each of the Camp Focus campers to the Chugiak-Eagle River players.

Hours after the day’s baseball activities were complete, the Chinooks were still talking about the memorable moments their new friends had provided. Regardless of what happens on the field in ABL play in the month and a half of baseball that remains, this experience will serve as one of the main highlights of each player’s Alaskan Summer in 2013.