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Cupertino Remembers Its Youth With The Sandlot Social

For the firs time ever, the Cupertino Senior Center will hold softball games for seniors 50 and over.


For the first time ever, the Cupertino Senior Center will be hosting softball games for residents and neighbors 50-years-old or older this September.

According to the senior center’s recreation coordinator, Justin Cecil, the games “remind us all of the good memories we have and can relive again.”

Starting off with a free preview Sep. 13, all of The Sandlot Social games, including the preview, will be held at Memorial Park between 9 a.m. and noon.

"We offer free preview before beginning a new program or class," said Cecil,"providing the opportunity for the community to try it to experience the quality programming we offer."

Games officially start Sep. 20 and will run until Nov. 8 on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are reminded to bring the appropriate gear (gloves and ASA certified bats) and that metal cleats are prohibited on all of the park’s diamonds. The center will have avaiable two bats, a catcher’s mask and a protective screen for the pitcher.

Registration can be completed at the senior center’s front desk. Fees for members are $12, non-member residents are $22 and non-member non residents are $27.

Volunteers are also needed to help run the program.

"The mission for our volunteer program is to provide opportunities for community service by supporting projects and programs that help adults 50 plus maintain a healthy, enjoyable, and independent lifestyle," Cecil said. "We do ask that volunteers be 50 plus."

Volunteers are needed in the planning committee, as umpires as score keepers, to help with player check-in and with field prep and clean up.

Potential volunteers are asked to RSVP with Justin Cecil at the senior center.

The Sandlot Social is put on by the Cupertino Senior Center and Cupertino’s Parks and Recreation Department.

More information can be found at www.cupertino.org/senior or by calling 408-777-3150.

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