Chucks host youth clinic at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point
By Russ Owens
STEVENS POINT (WAOW)- The Woodchucks are taking on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in Stevens Point at Bukolt Park tonight, and this afternoon the team hosted a baseball clinic for area youth. Kids got to learn about fielding, pitching, base-running and other skills from the players. The Chucks say it's about showing the value of hard work and that anything is possible.
Says Eric Fritz, "They see us as role models and I think that's something they can use as motivation as playing baseball as a little leaguer, it's always a possibility that if you're working hard, anything can happen."
Says Travis Whitmore, "You know anyone that wants to play baseball has the opportunity to play baseball, especially with Eric Fritz here, the hometown kid who grew up watching the Woodchucks and now he's here."