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Jerry Budrick
05/22/2014 1:32 PM

Jackson Police Junior Giants baseball returns

The Jackson Police Department is gearing up for the return of its countywide Jackson Police Activities League Summer Baseball Program, Junior Giants. The program is an official departmental program of the Jackson Police Department, organized by the Jackson Police Activities League. JPAL Baseball is open to boys and girls between the ages of five and 18. There are no sign-up fees and no insurance or equipment cost for players. This is a non-competitive league, where all kids play and scores are not kept.

Player registration forms are available online, at Registration night will be Tuesday, May 27, from 1 to 7 p.m., at 12200-B Airport Rd., Jackson. A player orientation will be held on Wednesday, June 11 at the Generation Life Church, in Sutter Hill, beginning at 6 p.m.

League play begins June 16 and ends on August 9. Practices will be held on Monday through Thursday nights, from 6 to 8 p.m., at John Aime field, in Detert Park, in Jackson, and various other fields in Jackson and Sutter Creek. Junior Giants goes beyond just playing the game. The focus of this program is to teach kids leadership, confidence, teamwork and integrity. Another element is the “Round the Bases” summer reading program, which rewards players who read throughout the duration of the season. This is a team-related summer reading program, where team members who complete each reading requirement are given fun prizes for their achievement. If all team members complete their requirements, earn the right to play baseball at AT&T Park, on the Giants’ field. This gives children an incentive to read and encourages teamwork to reach the final goal. The Jackson Police Activities League is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between police officers and kids in the community. For more information about JPAL Baseball, contact Meredith Tasiopoulos, league coordinator, at Generation Life Church, 267-9198 ext. 27, or the Jackson Police Department, at 223-1771.

Argonaut High School sports physicals May 29

Argonaut High School will be conducting athletic sports physicals for all incoming 8th-grade students and all returning students on Thursday, May 29, in the multi-purpose room, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. according to the following timeline: A-E — 3:30 to 4 p.m.; F-J — 4 to 4:30 p.m.; K-O — 4:30 to 5 p.m.; P-T — 5 to 5:30 p.m.; and U-Z — 5:30 to 6 p.m. There will be open time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20. All athletes are required to have a sports physical performed by a physician and a completed sports packet on file with the Athletic Director before participating on any summer or regular sports team. Pick up packets in the Argonaut office, either junior high office, or the AD’s office. Packets can also be printed from Argonaut’s website, For more information, call Mr. Fenton, at 257-7758, or email

Mace Meadow Friday Night Scramble

The annual Mace Meadow Friday Night Scramble is again in full swing. Come out and enjoy a great evening of golf. Check-in is at 4:30 p.m., and tee-off is at 5 p.m. After golf, enjoy a drink and food in the lounge, which will have a bar menu of nachos, pork sliders, calamari and hot dogs before and after golf. No need to have a partner. The cost for golf and a cart is $20, plus $3 for the prize fund. Sign up in the Pro Shop or call 295-7020.

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