Jawonio Bullets Face ARC Canaries in Touching Bases Season Opener
An opening day ceremony ably led by Bob Baird and which included notables like County Executive, Ed Day, a host of volunteers most especially the St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team and player/ participants from across the community, preceded the main event.
The lead changed hands with each inning and, indeed, both teams offered an impressive display of their skills. In the end though, it was all Bullets as the heart in our hometown team would inevidibly come shining through.
“There was some great hitting from our guys,” said Jawonio POMs Coordinator and avid Bullets fan, Dan Lukens. “The practice and skill development in the off season and the wonderful spirit of the Jawonio team is extraordinary,” he said. “I am so proud of our team.”
And, indeed, so was Jawonio Associate Director, Randi Rios-Castro who was also there to cheer on the Bullets.
It was a great opening day made great by our extraordinary team!
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All eyes were on the men and women of summer as the first of our Bullets stepped up to the plate and walloped a pitch into a hole in the infield. The first of many hits for the Bullets.
A near perfect late summer morning, the Jawonio opening line up included John, Harley, William, Michael, Ronald, Doug, David, Theresa, Malcolm, Harley and Symera, to name a few- all of whom made their presence known as the scoring from team was lively.
About Touching Bases
The league provides the opportunity for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities to enjoy America’s pastime in a safe, supportive atmosphere where players can be assisted by volunteer partners at bat, on the bases or in the field. Games are played outdoors in September at South Orangetown Little League and Ramapo’s Reisman Sports Complex in Pomona and in the Town of Ramapo’s Torne Valley indoor practice facility in Hillburn in October.
Touching Bases has a partnership with St. Thomas Aquinas College that provides athletes from their Girls Softball and Boys Baseball Teams who coach and assist the players.