Project Chairs: Megan Hodge & Carole Webb
Project Co-Chairs: Whitney Sweeney & Rachel Walker
Sponsored by DEH Trucking and Oxford Orthopedics, this project is typically a half-day baseball skills camp for boys in 2nd-4th grades. Camp Bats and Balls lets Junior Auxiliary of Oxford partner with the Ole Miss Baseball team at the Manning Center. The boys have the opportunity to experience a sports camp as they rotate through stations led by the team. The boys also receive an autographed photo, lunch donated by area restaurateurs, and a t-shirt. JA works with school counselors and teachers to spread the word about this camp to boys in the community.
This year, due to the pandemic, our chapter organized a scavenger hunt allowing participants to visit familiar spots on the University of Mississippi campus. At the end of their hunt, the 76 participants received a take-home camp bag full of baseball goodies.