Dacorum Borough in Hertfordshire celebrates one year on from the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 in London, and one to go until the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. Most importantly, the event brings the Olympic Legacy to life by giving people in Dacorum, of all ages and abilities, the chance to experience a range of sporting events and activities.
If you’re not already involved in sport, want to get back into sport or if you just want to have fun with the family and try something new, then this week provides the ideal starting point. Throughout the festival period, local sports clubs and other sporting organisations across the borough are opening their doors and running events such as offering free taster sessions at their clubs.
There are more than 15 sports to try at more than 30 events right across the borough – and we are very pleased to confirm that baseball is part of the Festival.
Herts Baseball Club, Grovehill Ballpark, Washington Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 6BB
6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, July 24
11am to 2pm on Saturday, July 27
On Wednesday, July 24, there is an opportunity for anyone to come and give baseball a try at Grovehill Ballpark. Participants will be able to sample all aspects of baseball – fielding, batting, throwing and catching, base running and more.
On Saturday, July 27, apart from the opportunity for newcomers to come and try baseball, they will also be able to take part in games, the home run derby and other baseball contests.
On both days they will be able to meet and play alongside players from the Herts youth and adult teams.
WHO IS THE EVENT AIMED AT?
Boys and girls aged 6 to 16 and men and women aged 14 to 55+, from complete beginners to accomplished players is welcome – So Basically Everyone
Anyone can take part free of charge.
FOOD AND DRINKS?
Throughout the event on Saturday, July 27, the Herts Baseball concessions will be selling hot and cold drinks and all sorts of traditional baseball snacks from hot dogs to Big League Chew.
WHAT IS PROVIDED BY THE ORGANISERS?
All equipment will be provided by the organisers during the events.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING?
Any sport clothing for a hot summer’s day and footwear suitable for grass surface.
DO WE NEED TO CONTACT THE CLUB IN ADVANCE?
We advise all those who are considering attending one of these events and who are not already in the Herts Baseball mailing lists to contact us ahead of the event providing an email address or telephone number so they can be notified if the event is cancelled due to unsuitable weather conditions or other circumstances.