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Kids in Delray Beach learn baseball from police officers

Posted: 3:43 PM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-04 21:53:08Z
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Police were a big hit with several youngsters at the annual Delray Beach Police Department baseball camp.

The free camp was held at Pompey Park.

Detective Anthony Sala said the officers love sharing their knowledge of baseball with the children. “For us it is a way to desensitize the badge so these kids can trust us."

They spend three days going over skills and playing the game with officers.

“One of the most humbling things is when you are out and the kids see you, it is not officer Sala it is ‘coach, coach, coach,’” said Sala.

The camp is for beginners as well as those already playing the game.