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Event at Main City Park let kids play baseball alongside Gresham GreyWolves players and city officials

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Kelechi Anyanweu, second baseman for the Gresham GreyWolves, helped one of the kids try on catcher gear.Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis pitched to children during Play Ball Gresham, an event that allowed elementary school-age students to participate in a free baseball clinic, Thursday afternoon, June 28, at Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave.

The more than 100 kids, ages 5 to 13, got to try out different baseball skill stations manned by Gresham GreyWolves players.

There were hot dogs for lunch, favor bags filled with goodies like a voucher to the next GreyWolves game, shirts and a final round of whiffle ball with the mayor and other city staff.

The plan is to continue Play Ball Gresham in the future, trying to make it even bigger next year.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - More than 100 Gresham elementary school kids visited Main City Park Thursday, June 28, for a free baseball clinic.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Gresham GreyWolves pitcher Jack Gordon, middle, takes a selfie with the kids during Play Ball Gresham.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis pitched to all of the kids who visited Main City Park on Thursday afternoon, June 28.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - A young batter runs to first after sending a ball deep on Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Gresham GreyWolves pitcher Jack Gordon signed a baseball for a young fan during the event.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Mayor Shane Bemis spoke with all of the kids before pitching to them at Play Ball Gresham.

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