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Baconton rec department offers free baseball

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

BACONTON, GA (WALB) - Money might be tight but some say that's no longer an excuse to keep kids from getting out and playing ball.

The Baconton recreation program is providing free baseball to help out the community and encourage more signups.

The recreation department dropped its regular registration fees on baseball and softball and are relying solely on donations and sponsors to operate. They are also refunding fees to anyone who has already paid for their registration. Director of the Baconton Recreation Program, Vernon Nobles says they're doing it for the kids.

"We're gonna waive the $40 entry fee this year because times are tough. And they're tough for everybody but we don't want the kids to have to suffer for times being tough on the parents."

The deadline for the free baseball and softball signups has been extended because of popular demand to Saturday at noon. For more information on whether your child qualifies for the free registration, visit the BYSA website at


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