Registration open for virtual Junior Giants Summer Baseball
Registration is now open for an all-virtual version of the annual Junior Giants Summer Baseball program supported by Hayward Police Department. Sign up today for a free Junior Giants Digital Dugout account at https://jrgiantsathome.org/ or by downloading the Junior Giants app.
For nearly 20 years, the Hayward Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Bureau (YFSB), in partnership with the San Francisco Giants Community Fund, has hosted the Junior Giants Summer Baseball program, giving thousands of Hayward youth the opportunity to learn basic baseball skills, as well as important character building and life skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. Boys and girls ages 5-14 are given the opportunity to play baseball, while focusing on the four bases of character development: confidence, teamwork, leadership and integrity. There is also additional programming that encourages healthy eating, violence prevention and the importance of education.
The Junior Giants program was originally created to give youth an alternative to drugs, gangs and crime, and the Hayward league has provided exactly this opportunity. Beyond baseball, players have gotten to enjoy positive interactions with Hayward School Resource Officers, who were their coaches and are sworn police officers with specialized expertise in working with youth.
Though in-person play won’t take place in Hayward this summer, there are still lots of ways to stay active and involved. Virtual programming can be enjoyed with a free Digital Dugout Membership, which grants access to the following:
- Junior Giants at Home (launching June 1)
- Junior Giants on Demand (accessible anytime)
- Giants on the Go (coming soon)
Even though Hayward won’t have Junior Giants play in our city this season, opportunities to play in-person may exist in another league nearby. Find a league near you at https://jrgiantsathome.org/page/2975/register/12884/register. Registration is open now until July 31.
Whether at home or on the field in another city (or both!), the Hayward Junior Giants team wishes you a healthy and safe summer! We hope to be back in 2022.