Walk Off hosts clinics to third grade students from around Jacksonville, with nine on the books for the 2018-19 school year. Overall, more than 1,800 children will go through the program of learning to field, throw, hit and pitch while receiving their own glove to keep on top of a hot dog lunch.
FREE BASEBALL LEAGUES
Thanks to THE PLAYERS, Walk Off Charities was able to start a FREE baseball league in association with Southside Youth Athletic Association - giving 200 children the opportunity to play baseball this spring, most for the first time.
Walk Off is committed to helping youth baseball facilities improve. This project started at Sans Souci Park and has included improvements at Wolfson High School and San Mateo Park.
Thanks to generous equipment donations, Walk Off has been able to repurpose used equipment and purchase new equipment to help youth organizations. Recently, Walk Off donated a new pitching machine and catchers equipment to the league at the Johnny Walker Community Center. Last year, Walk Off worked with Faith Field ministries on an equipment donation for a mission project in Nicaragua.
HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT
The inaugural High School Tournament showcased eight of the top teams on the First Coast in a preseason event broadcast locally on CW17.
CELEBRATION OF BASEBALL
The inaugural youth baseball tournament is set for June 3-9, 2019 at several different parks in Jacksonville. The event is designed to give local teams a chance to stay close to home as a final tune up before district and regional competition.