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BASEBALL COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
"EXTRA INNING CLUB" 

(Updated February 17, 2008)
 

The King's College baseball team engages in a variety of community service activities during the year.  Through the "Extra Innings Club", Monarch coaching staff and players recognize the value of giving back to the community.  Through their efforts, King's Baseball is making a difference of the field and within the community.

The following is a listing of King's community service activities......
 
 
 
Activity #  1  (On going) ........... Members of the King's baseball team prepare "Jared Boxes" to lift the spirits of chronically ill children. The boxes are delivered to hospitals and are given to chronically ill children. The Jared boxes provide a special diversion for young patients as they receive chemotherapy or dialysis-type treatments. The Monarch players  put these boxes together and recruit family , friends and members of the King's community to do the same.   
 
 
Activity  # 2  (On going) ............. Members of the King's baseball team work at River Street Manor on a weekly basis. During this time team members play bingo, board games and visit with the residents.
 
 
Activity  # 3  ( On going) ............ Members of the King's baseball team work at  Pringle Elementary School  on a weekly basis. During this time team members  help students with class assignments, reading , physical fitness activities and more importantly  serve as positive roll models . 
 
 
Activity # 4   (On going) ............  Members of the King's baseball team work  on a weekly basis at the Veterans Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. During this time team members go around to the rooms to visit with our injured and sick veterans to make sure  they know that their efforts were not forgotten.
 
 
Activity #5    (On going)  ...........  Members of the King's baseball team work  on a weekly basis at the Saint Vincent Depaul's Kitchen.  During this time team members help serve meals, stock food items, organize the clothes bank and anything else that needs to be done.
 
 
Activity # 6  ( October 7, 2007) ...... Members of the King's baseball team played from sunrise to sunset to benefit the " Mike Coolbaugh Foundation." Collbaugh was a former minor league coach for the Colorado Rockies that was killed by a line drive while coaching first base during the summer of 2007. A total of 51 innings were played and $ 532.00 was raised to help Coolbaugh's family.
 
 
Activity # 7  ( September 30, 2007)....... Members of the King's baseball team helped organize and participated in the "BUDDY WALK" to benefit children with Down Syndrome. This was a great time for the kids and the King's players.
 
 
Activity # 8  ( September 6 and 7, 2007)....... Members of the King's baseball team worked with the King's wrestling team restoring the playground at the Headstart on Blackman street in Wilkes-Barre. The grunt work of moving over 10 ton of mulch saved Headstart  money, and the children were able to enjoy the new playground much quicker.  
 
 
Activity # 9  ( September 23, 2007)........ Members of the King's baseball team played from sunrise to sunset to benefit the Wyoming Valley Challenger League. A total of 41 innings were played , and over $ 1,300.00 was raised to keep the local league going strong.  The donation was made in former assistant coach Rob Cardoni's memory, as Rob was an avid supporter of Challenger  baseball. Since December of 2005 $3,120.00 has been raised  for the Wyoming Valley Challenger League.
 
 
Activity # 10  ( May 2, 2007) ....... Members of the King's baseball team hosted  the Wyoming Valley Challenger League for a fun filled evening of a baseball game and pizza party at Betzler fields on May 2, 2007. This was the 5th year that King's and Challenger have teamed for this great event enjoyed by all.
 
 
Activity # 11  ( February 23, 2007) ....... Members of the King's baseball team organized and participated as instructors for " Baseball Day " in the Poconos on February 23, 2007. The event was to help create an interest in the newly formed Challenger division baseball in the Poconos. Monarch players worked with over 100 special needs students from the Pocono Mountain School District. The event was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for the special needs students and the King's players.
 
 
Activity # 12  ( October 8, 2006) ......... Members of the King's baseball team played from sunrise to sunset to benefit ( P.O.D.S.) Parents of Down Syndrome. A total of 43 innings were played and  $635.75 was raised to help the local organization support activities for children with Down Syndrome.
 
 
Activity # 13  ( October 1, 2006) ........ Members of the King's baseball team helped organize and participated in the "BUDDY WALK" to benefit children with Down Syndrome. This was an enjoyable experience for all involved. 
 
 
Activity # 14  (September 30, 2006) ......... Members of the King's baseball team played from sunrise to sunset to benefit Wyoming Valley Challenger division baseball. A total of 41 innings were played and $ 639.25 was raised to keep the Wyoming Valley Challenger League going strong. The donation was made in former assistant Coach Rob Cardoni's memory, as Rob was an avid supporter of Challenger division baseball .   
 
 
 
 
 
 






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