Officer Shawn “Spike” McElfish gives an interview discussing the needs required for starting the first ever youth baseball camp in the area sponsored by the Police Department.
He stated that when the youth have interactions with officers normally it isn’t good and he wishes it was more positive, he hopes that this will become that vehicle for more positive relations. The organization is starting off with nothing though and they need everything for this to work.
The officers need equipment, including balls, bats and baseball gloves, and they would also like to provide lunches for the campers. Anyone who can help is asked to call the Dundalk Precinct Community Outreach Team at 410-887-7337
The baseball camp will be held July 25-29 at the Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk for underprivileged or at-risk youth in southeastern Baltimore County. Kids can sign up through their school counselors for the events.
Officer McElfish who has more than 20 years on the force hopes that this program will grow every year to include more areas within the County. He stated that both boys and girls are welcome to play. That baseball and softball will be available.