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Little League® Summer Camp Scholarship Winners Selected

Frank Price (left) and Alex Lopez from Citrus Park Little League in Tampa, Fla., wrote a unique essay on an actual home plate that helped them win this year’s Robert H. Stirrat Little League® Baseball Camp Scholarship.

Frank Price and Alex Lopez from Citrus Park Little League in Tampa, Fla., have been selected as the 2015 Robert H. Stirrat Little League® Baseball Camp Scholarship honorees. As scholarship recipients, Price and Lopez will receive round-trip transportation and free tuition to the Little League Summer Baseball Camp held in at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

The scholarship is open to all boys and girls of baseball camp age, 10-14. Each child submits an essay of 100 words or less offering their opinion on the benefits of playing Little League Baseball® or Little League Softball®. Annually, more than 100 children apply for the Stirrat Scholarship, which has been awarded since 2006.

The scholarship was created in honor of the Robert H. Stirrat late-Little League Vice President and Director of Public Relations.

South Williamsport offers a day camp (June 29-to-July 3), in addition to five consecutive weeks of six-day, overnight camps beginning on July 5, and concluding on Aug. 7. Campers train, play and are housed in the same facilities used by the 16 Little League teams who play in the Little League Baseball World Series each August.

All aspects of the game, including hitting, pitching, fielding and base running, are covered by the camp instructors and counselors. A typical day for the overnight camps begins at 7 a.m., and includes a full day of baseball and other activities, concluding at 10 p.m. The camp provides the latest training aids, pitching machines, and instructional techniques. All equipment is approved by Little League Baseball to provide maximum safety, permitting the finest instruction. Appealing, well-balanced meals are prepared by trained cafeteria personnel and a fully-stocked canteen offers necessities and souvenir items.

For more information on any of the camps or to download an application/information brochure, visit the Little League web site at: www.LittleLeague.org/learn/about/camps; or by calling 570-326-1921; extension 2225.

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