Check out these great photos from one of our Kent Baseball games. Clients at our Kent Branch come together every Thursday evening, each summer for friendly games of baseball. The clients all really enjoy the chance to have fun and catch some rays. The bats, gloves, and balls are donated by Kent and Drug Court staff.
This is the 7th season the baseball games have been played and the clients are having a great time. We caught up with Kent Branch Manager, Hollie Christiancy, to ask her about the annual games and the clients who play.
It’s a Kent tradition. The clients look forward to it all year. There have a been a few times when people transferred from Summit just so they could play baseball.
Hollie, Kent Branch Manager
Baseball Game Photos
The Tradition Almost Ended
A few years ago, someone stole all of the Kent Branch’s baseball equipment. They almost had to end the annual games! Luckily, a retired judge decided to come through to save the season, donating all equipment to the branch so the tradition could continue.
These baseball games are part of ongoing efforts to connect clients to pro-social activities. These in turn help with friendship building, positive interactions, and a greater sense of community.
Prosocial behaviors are those intended to help other people. Prosocial behavior is characterized by a concern for the rights, feelings, and welfare of other people. Behaviors that can be described as prosocial include feeling empathy and concern for others and behaving in ways to help or benefit other people.
The Basics of Pro-Social Behavior by Kendra Cherry on verywell Mind
New Youth Services at Kent Branch
Learn more about the recent expansion of services at our Kent Branch, click below to learn more: