Lions help youth in baseball

 Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp was founded in 2016 by Huron-Bruce Member of Parliament (MP) Ben Lobb.  

The Camp runs as a ‘sister camp’ to the Clinton Minor Baseball Camp that Lobb founded in 2012.   In 2011,  he saw that the sport was making a come-back in Huron-Bruce and wanted to help foster the growth. Each year, Lobb has been able to attract sponsors with the result that the camp is affordable and gives all kids the chance to participate.

(L) Lion Dennis Flavell & Lion President Helen Gitter-Flavell presented a cheque to Kincardine Minor Baseball for sponsorship of the Rookie Ball program and the Baseball Camp. Receiving the cheque were M.P. Ben Lobb, K.M.B.A. President Jay Bell and guest celebrity Willie Wilson formerly of the Kansas City Royals.

Lobb, himself, is not a stranger to the game of baseball. He grew up playing baseball in Clinton while attending Central Huron Secondary School.  After graduation he went on to Lee University in Cleveland Tennesse on a baseball scholarship.  He graduated from Lee University in 1999 where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude.

 Kincardine Minor Baseball Camp is entering its third year and provides a great opportunity for the region to grow and promote the game of baseball and to get kids physically active.

The camp gives youngsters between the ages of 8 to 18 the opportunity to improve their hitting, base running, throwing and fielding.  Each year, the camp has had over 100 boys and girls from Huron, Bruce, Wellington, Perth, Middlesex, Grey and Lambton counties.