Girls At Bat program at WJCC at full capacity

WJCC logo on their building. (Healey photo)

FALL RIVER: A new program for girls in baseball being put on by the Windsor Junction Community Centre (WJCC), sponsored by the Jays Care Foundation, has seen an overwhelming response.

The registrations for the program, called Girls At Bat, has been so much they reached capacity within days of putting it out to the community it would be put on at the WJCC. There is now a waiting list for people who do register their little girl for the program.

Girls At Bat is a free program which will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday morning at the WJCC fields. It is for those aged five to 10-year-old girls who are new to baseball.

It will run from May 1 to June 12 (not including the May 22 weekend).

Guida Warford heard about it and made the application for the program to come to the WJCC.

“We’re lucky enough to have been selected,” she said. “It’s great for our local area allowing more girls to get the chance to try out and participate in Girls at Bat.”

LWF Baseball treasurer Barry Dalrymple said the program isn’t going through already established baseball associations.

“They want it run by a community group that’s not baseball,” he said. “The WJCC has agreed to be the sponsor, with Guida.”

The program is aimed at more allowing participants to have fun.

“It’s more about play then actual games,” said Warford. “It’s for girls who have never played before.”

Warford said it’s great that the WJCC agreed to be the hosts of the program here.

“We’re happy to have them on board,” she said.

Girls at Bat at the WJCC is at capacity as of right now.