FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Red Wave is doing their part to give back this holiday season.
Fresno State Athletics teamed up with Fresno Building Healthy Communities and Fresno Boys and Men of Color to hold the inaugural Kids Baseball and Softball clinic. "This is an opportunity to invest in youth. To bring opportunities to south and central Fresno, this is really an opportunity for us to partner and invest in young people," said Sher Moua of Fresno Building Healthy Communities.
Boys and girls ages eight to fourteen got to play and learn from members of the Fresno State baseball and softball teams. "I mean this is what we play for, we play for these little kids. they want to fill our footsteps too, so it's cool to see them be happy and it just makes us happy too," said Fresno State softball pitcher Jill Compton.
Fresno State baseball assistant Coach Ryan Overland added, "It means a lot to our players, just like it does for these kids out here because every one of our players was in a position like this at some point when they were young. You know, give them something to shoot for and keep growing towards and we are trying to help these kids out and give them something to look forward to."
There is much more to look forward to, including soccer and basketball clinics in the spring.
Good Sports: 2015 Kids Baseball and Softball Clinic