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The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce they have teamed with Baseball BC to offer a grassroots festival and BC Selects female provincial identification camp at Sports Traders Diamond at RAP, taking place this Saturday (June 13).

This is open for ALL girls, not just elite players.

Community Relations liaison Mira Laurence will be working with Scott MacKenzie of Baseball BC to put on the skills and ID event, which runs from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the home of the HarbourCats.

All players who take part will be given a Baseball BC t-shirt and water bottle, and tickets to a future HarbourCats game.

Registration is $20 for all participants, and full information is available here http://www.baseball.bc.ca/whatnew/VictoriaLetter.pdf.

“This event is intended for skill development for girls under the age of 12, and for those 12 and over, it’s to look for prospects for Provincial Select Teams,” said MacKenzie.

“We are pleased to be able to take this camp offering to Victoria, and extremely happy to work with the HarbourCats, who have established themselves so firmly now on Vancouver Island.”

This event is another way the HarbourCats are involved with the local baseball and softball communities. Along with working to help Greater Victoria Baseball, the Mariners organization, and all other youth baseball and softball associations, the HarbourCats host skills clinics and work with the Toronto Blue Jays on the Honda Super Camps series, which arrives in July (http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/baseball_academy/honda_super_camps.jsp).

“Girls are growing up as baseball fans, and the female involvement in the game over the last 15 years has really improved and become impressive,” said Laurence. “We’re pleased to work with Baseball BC on this initiative, and we hope to see a lot of girls out, showing what they can do or learning more of the basic skills.”

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