Opening Day for Jr. Giants was a huge success with more than 450 participants that came out to learn baseball, meet new friends, and enjoyed a fun day of being active. Thank you to all the volunteer coaches, and parent volunteers, that dedicate so much time to make sure kids get an exceptional baseball experience. Another big thank you to Antioch Police Activities League for sponsoring our local Antioch Jr. Giants program.
The Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball and softball program that serves over 24,000 players in 90 leagues across California, Oregon, and Nevada. The program covers the cost of uniforms, equipment, coaching and program incentives. The program has also played an important piece of the youth sports community in the city of Antioch.
What is Junior Giants
The Junior Giants is a program that stems from the Giant’s Community Fund, in conjunction with the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program. The program brings Junior Giants staff together to bring sports to community youth. The program, in fact, does more than just bring baseball and softball to the community, the program brings in character development, programs in health, education, and bullying prevention. The idea is not just to bring sports to the community, but to give kids the tools to become leaders, build successful lives, and have fun!
Opening day of the Junior Giants program is always an event. Kids are excited to get the day underway and parents are optimistic about the learning and fun. Each week of play means the introduction of a new character building word. After kids are introduced into the program, concepts they are introduced to, through coaching and training include: health, strike out bullying, education, confidence, teamwork, leadership, and integrity.
How To Get Involved?
There are many ways you can get involved with Junior Giants! First, if you have children, this is a great way to introduce sports and great sportsmanship! With no associated costs and minimal time commitment during a short 8 week season, Junior Giants is a great introduction to sports.
Second, if you have a passion for baseball or softball and are interested in working as a coach, there are many opportunities for you to support the organization as a coach. By getting in touch with either a Regional Ambassador or Ambassador through the Junior Giants website, you can begin your season as a coach!
Finally, there are many ways you can volunteer and support the Junior Giants program. By visiting the website, you can make donations, support a fundraising event, or sign up to help and local games and practices in your area.
Junior Giants is a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliated with the San Francisco Giants. The program was initiated in 1991 and supports health, education, and violence prevention. It is governed by a 31 member Board of Directors to ensure that the growth and development of the program continually align with the purpose and mission of the organization. For more information, visit jrgiants.org.