Calling all Tulare & Kings County high school baseball & softball players! The Rawhide Baseball Foundation for Kids will be hosting the first of what will be an annual Hitting Challenge competition for high school baseball & softball athletes on Wednesday, September 7th @ 6pm.
Applications are now available at www.RawhideBaseball.com.
The selection committee is looking for the following key elements in potential participants:
- Above-average hitting ability
- GPA above 3.0
- Person who shows character on & off the field
- Will be attending college after graduation
Ten (10) participants will be selected in total – five (5) boys & five (5) girls.
These are to be from the 2016 graduation class through 2018 graduation class.
The hitting challenge will incorporate a variety of targets on the field at Rawhide Ballpark.
There will also be a point scoring system in place.
The boy & girl who score the highest amount of points will win a $500 scholarship from the Rawhide Baseball Foundation for Kids.
Select other targets will also be worth scholarship cash or gift cards from various local partners including the Sunset Rotary Club, the West Visalia Kiwanis, local Target stores, Zeeb Commercial Real Estate Agent Marc Griffiths, & Scentsy representative Danielle Griffiths.
Chosen participants will be announced on Friday, August 26th on the Rawhide website & social media platforms.
Those participating will have 2 minutes to score as many points and/or hit as many scholarship targets as they can, with one 30 second break allowed. Participants will be expected to bring their own bat & provide a pitcher.
This will be a free event, open to the public.
For more information on either participation or donating a scholarship, visit www.RawhideBaseball.com or call 559-732-4433 and ask for DJ.