FRESNO, Calif. - The Junior Grizzlies baseball season is ready to get underway and all interested athletes are invited to register for the 2013 season. Registration is $45 and includes eight weeks of games, a baseball hat and shirt, individual and team photo, a trophy, and an end-of-the-year banquet at Chukchansi Park on June 2nd. The deadline to register is Monday, March 18th.
The 2013 Junior Grizzlies season starts with the Spring Training Jamboree on Saturday, March 23rd where athletes and coaches will take part in a fun day of practice and games. All games are played on Saturdays, and the regular season runs from April 6-June 1. There will be no games on Memorial Day weekend.
To register or seek more information, please call the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund at (559) 320-2512. The registration form is available here.
Junior Grizzlies is a non-competitive baseball league that gives all athletes, regardless of their limitations, the opportunity to play baseball. The league is specifically designed for athletes with mental and physical disabilities. Baseball players from the ages of four and up will play in games from April to June at the "Field of Dreams" at Gateway High School in Clovis.
The "Field of Dreams" was built in 2007 by the Grizzlies Community Fund with the support from Granite Construction, the Fansler Foundation, SC Johnson, and St. Agnes Medical Center. The special baseball diamond is made out of a rubberized surface that is safe for all participants. In addition to using the field for all Junior Grizzlies games and practices, Clovis Unified School District uses the field for special education classes and district events.