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Penn State DuBois Athletics Department Reaches Out to Area Children

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8/15/2008 —

DuBois - The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lion, along with Penn State DuBois Athletic Coordinator, Scott Feldman, recently spent time at a summer baseball camp in DuBois.  They were joined by Ike, the State College Spikes mascot, and a crew of other coaches and instructors. 

Now in its fifth year, the Triple Play Baseball Camp was founded, in part, by Tom Calliari of DuBois.  This year, more than 100 children participated, and they came from all over the region to do so.  They range in age from eight to fifteen. 

The kids learn the finer points of the game, but stiff competition is not the focus here.  Calliari said many of the participants never go on to play little league, or on a school team.  They participate in the camp simply because they love the camp.  They also, love the mascots.

Feldman, who has volunteered as a pitching instructor with the Triple Play Camp for all five years, recently brought his coworker, the Nittany Lion to camp for a visit.  Calliari set up Ike’s visit.

“It’s really exciting for the kids,” Callairi said. “I think they look forward to seeing the mascots more than they look forward to getting the instruction.”   

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