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.

Photos: Foundation introduces baseball to more than 350 St. Petersburg kids

Former pro, minor league and student athletes bring the game to summer camp.
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.
Published Jul. 19|Updated Jul. 20

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.

Melanie Sanford, 11, left, and De’Ajah McCalla, 11, both from the Thomas "Jet" Jackson Recreation Center summer camp, use their new baseball gloves to block the sun.
Melanie Sanford, 11, left, and De’Ajah McCalla, 11, both from the Thomas "Jet" Jackson Recreation Center summer camp, use their new baseball gloves to block the sun. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Baseballs with the Perfect Game logo rest in a box near the field during the Perfect Game Cares Foundation youth camp. The program seeks to introduce the games of baseball and softball to children living in underserved communities across the country.
Baseballs with the Perfect Game logo rest in a box near the field during the Perfect Game Cares Foundation youth camp. The program seeks to introduce the games of baseball and softball to children living in underserved communities across the country. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
About 350 kids from various St. Petersburg Recreation Center summer camps show off their new baseball gloves as they take to the field.
About 350 kids from various St. Petersburg Recreation Center summer camps show off their new baseball gloves as they take to the field. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Kyle Farnsworth smiles while kids prepare to take to the field.
Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Kyle Farnsworth smiles while kids prepare to take to the field. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Londyn Marrtin, 8, from the Campbell Park Recreation Center summer camp, wears her new baseball glove on her head.
Londyn Marrtin, 8, from the Campbell Park Recreation Center summer camp, wears her new baseball glove on her head. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
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