Playing and watching baseball games in the summer, has become a big part of Camp George culture, especially over the last few years! Who reading this has ever watched the Shabbat afternoon baseball game, or played in the Staff versus CIT game or played on the Pink Sox team?
We all know what an amazing place Camp George is and of course, how influential the experience of summer camp is in teaching campers to build new skills from learning how to ride a bike to learning the words to Hebrew songs. We also know that it is a great privilege to be able to go to camp and that there are a lot of campers and families who need our support to make this possible.
In order to help kids across Ontario, a combination of Camp George Alumni as well as current staff came together this past Sunday to raise money through a charity baseball tournament – The Intercamp Classic. The tournament brings together camp teams from across Ontario. Proceeds from the event benefit a charity called Kids In Camp – which subsidizes camping fees for families who otherwise could not afford to give their children a summer camp experience.
So on Sunday, Associate Director Julia Guest and I went to the tournament to see the CG boys play. A great day was had by all! Our CG boys played well, winning their first two games with scores of 6-4, and 18-5. We lost in the finals, with a score of 5- 2 but great sportsmanship was shown throughout the day! It was amazing to see the same enthusiasm and friendship that we see every day at camp, shown by our team at the tournament. Check out the quotes below to see what some of our team members had to say about the experience.
– Congratulations to our team for great sportsmanship and for raising money for “Kids in Camp”.
Jonathan Freedland, General Manager and Alumnus: “Baseball is great. This event is a wonderful chance to play ball and reunite with my camp boys.”
Michael Marks, Team Captain and C.I.T. Assistant Unit Head: “Seeing everyone together representing camp is great, especially because we’ve been playing baseball together since we were thirteen years old.”
Zach Berinstein, Ski Staff: “Baseball, friends, burgers, all good separately but better together!”
Leor Mann, Athletics Director: “It’s awesome to come play at a charity event, especially because baseball is such a big part of camp live.”
Julia Guest, Conference Coordinator and Head Specialist: “It’s amazing to see a great group of staff and alumni coming together to raise money for charity, supporting a great cause. We all had a great day and of course it was awesome to see them using the baseball skills they learned at camp!”
Seth Freedland, Program Director: “It’s a great feeling to participate in this event. We’ve been playing hard and you can definitely feel the brotherhood of the CG boys!”