Jarret Cunnard’s love of baseball led to a decision for his senior project, a baseball clinic for elementary students.
"Baseball is my biggest priority and something that I always loved doing and I think that it would be cool to try to teach kids something they can use and hopefully inspired them to do something when they get to the level that I am at," said Cunnard.
Cunnard's mother, Lori, was diagnosis with multiple sclerosis in 2009 and he wanted to help raise awareness about the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that targets the brain and spinal cord. It affects the coverings to nerve cells that can diminish spinal and brain function such as vision problems, tingling in extremities, and pain.
All funds raised will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, shared Cunnard.
"Hopefully after I do, someone will pick it up along the way and do it when they are in high school."
Bridger Baseball President Shawn Gerace said, “we are proud of Jarret for still having love for the game and wanting to share that with our youth."
"I think the younger ones will benefit from his experience and the experience of the high-school players. We are excited he chose this as his senior project," Gerace said.
Bridger Baseball used to be called ABE Baseball, but Gerace said they decided to change the name. “We felt that ABE has served its purpose for the past four years. We proved that the surrounding communities can successfully merge to provide recreational baseball to the entire Ambridge Area School District."
Gerace added, "It is now that we will move forward as Bridgers. We are one district and one organization."
Bridger Baseball Association is open to students of Baden Academy and Lincoln Park who live in the Ambridge, Baden, Economy, Harmony and South Heights areas. The baseball clinic is open to all children.
For more information and upcoming sign-up dates, check out the website at BridgerBaseball.com
Open to girls and boys from any school district.
Sign up deadline Friday Feb. 5
Registration is a $20 donation, which includes admission and a T-shirt. The clinic will held be on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Ambridge High School Field House for the following levels:
K- 3 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
4- 6 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Registration forms can mailed to 3799 McCabe Street, Baden or scanned to firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks should be made payable to Jarret Cunnard.
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