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2017-02-28 06:00
The Ocean View Saints baseball team has grown its player numbers over the last four playing seasons.

The Ocean View Saints baseball team has grown its player numbers over the last four playing seasons.

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An Ocean View baseball team, started in 2014, has grown to include 40 players.

The team was started by Children A’loud, a non-profit organisation which runs education, counselling, career guidance and baseball programmes for the youth of Ocean View.

The baseball team started in September 2014 with 25 players. The team practises on the sports field in Ocean View and its numbers have grown steadily, says Children A’loud spokesperson Loren Loubser.

The team, called Ocean View Saints, has players from u.10 to u.15.

“The programme was started to keep children occupied and off the street and to create a sense of belonging and to give the youth opportunities,” Loubser explains.

“Baseball is part of our programmes and is an initiative of our organisation to keep the youth occupied and exercised, give then skills development and to empower them.”

Children A’loud raises funds to keep the mentorship baseball programme running and to buy gear and kits.

“The baseball team is proudly an Ocean View talented team made up of the youth of our community,” she says.

They will be playing their last game of the season next month.

“The sport has really united our youth and created teamwork and committed youth and is a place of fun, skills and growth. Baseball has empowered the youth of Ocean View. It has given life meaning and purpose; it is engaging and builds relationships. It’s inclusive of all and mostly it’s a unifier,” Loubser adds.

Now she is calling on the community to become involved – by coaching, assisting, volunteering or being a part.

V For more information call Children A’loud’s director Renee Smith on 084 607 9998.

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