2019 Junior Giants Opening Day!

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News Date: 
June 22, 2019

On Saturday June 22, 2019, the Salinas Police Activities League kicked off the Junior Giants season! This year they celebrate 25 years of providing free baseball to the youth of Salinas. Big thank you to Mann Packing for donating 300 plus gloves every year for the past 10 years. Mayor Joe Gunter, Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo, and Salinas Police Department Assistant Chief Manuel Martinez came out to support Junior Giants and throw out the first pitch to kick off the season. Thank you to Salinas PAL board member Yolanda Cervantes for singing the National Anthem. Lastly, The Salinas Police Officers League would like to thank all the coaches, team parents, and volunteers for taking time to mentor and coach our youth every year.  It wouldn’t be possible without you. This year the league has six hundred kids participating and sixty volunteers making this league a continued success in our community.

Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive and coed baseball program for youth ages 5-18. Working together with local agencies, families and volunteers, Junior Giants reaches into communities and offers youth a chance to learn the basics of baseball during the summer while also discovering the importance of essential life skills.

Established in 1994, Junior Giants now annually serves over 25,000 participants in 90 leagues. Junior Giants is more than just baseball and offers several distinct programs to further enrich a player's experience. Players learn the Junior Giants Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership, and Teamwork, as well as the importance of Health, Education and Bullying Prevention.

Go Giants!