About 350 kids from various St. Petersburg Recreation Center summer camps choose a new baseball glove from a pile of gloves as they take to the field during the Perfect Game Cares Foundation youth camp to help introduce the games of baseball and softball to children living in underserved communities across the country at the Oliver Field at Campbell Park , 601 14th St S, on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Former pro, minor league and student athletes bring the game to summer camp.
A Perfect Game Cares Foundation held a youth camp on Tuesday at St. Petersburg’s Campbell Park to introduce baseball and softball to underserved youth. Former Major League Baseball players Kyle Farnsworth, Ben Ford, Luis Gonzalez, Tom “Flash” Gordon, Clint Hurdle, Charles Johnson, Michael Tucker, Greg Vaughn and Preston Wilson volunteered in addition to minor league, college and high school players.