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Boys Girls Club to hold Quickball event

Post-Bulletin staff reports

Learn about the game of Quickball and meet Honkers baseball players Thursday during the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester’s inaugural Badges for Baseball & Quickball Extravaganza.

The event — from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Miracle Field, Watson Sports Complex, which is near Essex Parkway and West River Road — will include free refreshments and other promotional activities.

Quickball is a new program funded through the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to grow baseball programs from a grassroots level. Based on baseball and appropriate for all ages and skill levels, Quickball is a fast-paced game that is played inside a gymnasium or outside on a field.

The Boys & Girls Club is partnering with the Honkers, the Rochester Police Department, Rochester public schools, and Rochester Community and Technical College to support an introductory Quickball program.

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The program will take place during lunch periods at six Rochester public schools.

Badges of Baseball, a developmental baseball league, is operated by the Boys & Girls Club and the Rochester Police Department.

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