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ValleyCats play host to local kids

The Tri City ValleyCats hosted its first ever Education Day at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Tuesday morning, to support the organization’s mission to create “Fans for Life” in a safe and clean environment. The ValleyCats created a curriculum that includes character development and anti-bullying facets, as well as traditional educational subject matter as it relates to the game of baseball. This curriculum was available online to schools throughout the Capital Region this spring and will culminate in an all-encompassing educational field trip when the ValleyCats host the Lowell Spinners. The ValleyCats existing “Strike Out Bullying” program, with BlueShield of Northeastern New York, focuses on educating students about the importance of treating others equally and standing up for their peers. This has included in-school assemblies and students attending Education Day will be encouraged to recite the ValleyCats “Peace Pledge” as a part of the day’s curriculum.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Tri City ValleyCats hosted its first ever Education Day at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Tuesday morning, to support the organization’s mission to create “Fans for Life” in a safe and clean environment. The ValleyCats created a curriculum that includes character development and anti-bullying facets, as well as traditional educational subject matter as it relates to the game of baseball. This curriculum was available online to schools throughout the Capital Region this spring and will culminate in an all-encompassing educational field trip when the ValleyCats host the Lowell Spinners. The ValleyCats existing “Strike Out Bullying” program, with BlueShield of Northeastern New York, focuses on educating students about the importance of treating others equally and standing up for their peers. This has included in-school assemblies and students attending Education Day will be encouraged to recite the ValleyCats “Peace Pledge” as a part of the day’s curriculum.
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The only thing better than going to a baseball game is going to a baseball game when you’re supposed to be at school. Connor Cunningham, an 8-year-old second-grader, wasn’t cutting school Tuesday to be at a rare morning Tri-City ValleyCats game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. He was sitting along the third base line with classmates from Van Schaick Elementary School in Cohoes amid thousands of other Capital Region kids from 20 area elementary schools ...


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