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MORE BRADY SHOEMAKER BASEBALL CAMP NEWS The weather was beautiful; an answer to prayer! We were excited and so were the kids!  All 150 of them! Check-in was the first item on the agenda, followed by getting acquainted with their assigned teams,  and then a devotion and opening prayer given by Pastor Jeff Bridgewater.  Then it was time to hit the field!  Each team went to an assigned station where they were instructed on such things at batting, catching, and fielding. Each station was manned by volunteers with a desire to see children excel in their favorite sport of baseball. And of course the most popular station was the one that Brady manned! While all the kids were learning and having a good time, volunteers were busy serving popcorn to tide everyone over. Many parents and grandparents stayed to watch the fun... and then there were some who were too little to participate, but wanted to be a part of it all... Now, just how cute is this?

Brady Shoemaker Baseball Camp a great success!!

The Brady Shoemaker Baseball Camp held on August 17 at the campground was a overwelming sucess! Approximately 150 boys and girls 7-14 turned out to learn more about the great game of baseball. Brady and all his volunteers were great with the kids as they rotated from station learning more about hitting, fielding and other aspects of the game. The weather was great as parents and grandparents enjoyed watching their youngsters having fun. A great big thank you goes out to all the folks who organized the event, those who donated supplies, and to those who gave of their time to volunteer. Not only does the campground thank you, but all those kids thank you also. God Bless each of you!!


PREPARING FOR THE BIG DAY! The planning committee was hard at work last night putting the finishing touches on the plans for the very first ever Brady Shoemaker Camp!   Parking, ways to make the sign-in as streamlined as possible and the activity stations were just a few of the things we were working hard on last night. Plans were being made to make this event the very best!  Of course we added a little fun... We think we are as excited about this as the kids are!  We just know it will be a great day! Check-in starts at 8:30 AM but we will be ready to go at 8:00 for the early birds. Kids who have been preregistered, remember to bring your equipment and come prepared to learn a lot, have a great time and have a chance to win some really cool prizes!  Brady and his crew are really pumped about this and can't wait to work with you! Here are the details that the registrants for this event need to know: Name of event:  The Inaugural Brady Shoemaker Basebal


EXCITING HAPPENINGS! There are some exciting happenings in the works at the FBC Christian Youth Campground!  First on the agenda is the Country Rhodes Fish Fry to be held August 3, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Come hungry and leave full!  Funds from this event will be used for projects on the campground.  The first goal is to provide a place where groups can hold their church retreats, camps and meetings drawing people to Jesus Christ and the second goal is to provide a comfortable place in which to do it. Second on the agenda is the Inaugural Brady Shoemaker Baseball Camp!  Hometown favorite Brady is now a Chicago White Sox Minor League Left Fielder and he and local athletes will be sharing their talent with children ages 7 through 14.  They will be conducting workshops in hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning.  Of course there will be some friendly competitions and prizes!  DETAILS: Event:  Inaugural Brady Shoemaker Baseball Camp Date:  Saturday, August 17