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The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation Charity Weekend

 

 

This is the foundation’s annual charity weekend that brings families from all walks of life out for two days of complete fun. Held during the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, this unique affair allows the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation to raise money for its efforts and generate awareness of Autism. This year’s weekend will be held January 14-15, 2012 in Florence and Darlington, SC.

As in the past, these events will sell out and tickets can be purchased by clicking here www.catchcharityweekend.charityhappenings.org.

SWING FOR THE STARS FAQs

Q: WHO DOES THE INSTRUCTING AT THE CAMPS?

A: The Swing for the Stars Youth Baseball Clinic (S4S) hires instructors that take pride in teaching the game of baseball the right way. In addition to Orlando Hudson and his professional MLB friends, players and coaches of the Francis Marion baseball team will be on site to train participants. Our coaches have the proper techniques, drill work and skill sequences that will definitely take your child to the next level.

 

Q: HOW SHOULD THE CAMPERS DRESS?

A: This is an on-field camp; all activities are outdoors so each camper should dress appropriate to the weather. All campers should wear their baseball cleats, baseball hat, t-shirt and appropriate baseball pants – sweat pants or shorts.

 

Q: HOW DO WE REGISTER? WHAT ARE OUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?

A: Using our website you can register online or through the mail: ONLINE: (preferred registration) visit www.swingforthestars.charityhappenings.org. Complete the form with check or money order and mail to the address on the registration form. WALK UP registrations will not be accepted, as we need an exact headcount in advance. All of our walk-up campers are required to pay in cash.

 

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY?

A: For any type of registration (credit card, check or money order), it is our policy that a cancellation prior to two weeks (14 days) of the camp date will receive a full voucher refund of the camp’s cost. This voucher can be used for a future large group camp and can be used to partially or fully pay for a future camp in that time period. Cancellations must be made through email or written request by mail and received 14 or more days prior to the camp date. Due to t-shirt orders, printing costs, coaches hired and your registration filling another players opportunity to attend; there will be no refunds on cancellations for any reason within two weeks (14 days) of the camp date or after the date of the camp. If a pre-camp injury prevents a player from attending, we will offer a full voucher refund upon receipt of a doctor’s explanation mailed to our academy. Camper registration may be transferred to another player, however, the new camper must still fill out the registration information. A signature on the registration forms or our online registration acknowledges the cancellation policy for our academy.

 

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF A CAMP OR CLINIC IS CANCELED?

A: S4S reserves the right to cancel any camp because of insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen circumstances, such as in climate weather. We do our best to have our camps run as scheduled if there is snow fall or regular winter conditions, however, in the case of snow and/or ice storm we may have to make the decision to cancel the camp. We generally have our instructors conduct the camp as scheduled as often as possible. If any camp is conducted as scheduled, those not attending will not be offered any type of refund. If a camp is canceled, registrants will be notified immediately through email and if necessary, their phone number. The cancellation of any camp will also be posted on our website first, so please check our website periodically in regards to your camp if you have a potential question about the status of the camp. If a camp is canceled by the S4S, each camper will have a choice of voucher refund, transfer of credit to a future camp or a refund check for the cost of the camp registration (doesn’t include any credit card registration fees); in either case we do not adjust your credit card account if it was used for this camp. Please note that the S4S cannot be held responsible for any other costs, charges, or expenses regarding this instructional opportunity.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHECK IS REJECTED FOR NON-SUFFICIENT FUNDS?

A: The C.A.T.C.H. Foundation charges $30.00 for every non-sufficient funds (NSF) check to cover our banking fees and processing fees. Each camper will be responsible for the camp’s registration fee and the NSF fee paid through a money order.

 

ORLANDO HUDSON PRESENTS SWING FOR THE STARS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC

 

Join Orlando Hudson of the San Diego Padres on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Inaugural Swing for the Stars Youth Baseball Clinic from 9am – 3pm at the Francis Marion University Baseball Fields in Florence, SC.

 

There are only 180 spots available for this event!

Youth ages 6 – 12 can register for the clinic which focuses on fundamental skills including batting, pitching, base running and fielding techniques. These skills will be taught in stations and players will be rotating through each of the stations.

Registration is $60 per child and 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation to assist children and families coping with Autism.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes & Orlando Hudson ‘Batter Up’ To Raise Funds For C.A.T.C.H. Foundation

 

Orlando Hudson is joining forces with Sprinkles to help support the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation. Beginning Friday, July 29- Friday, August 5, 2011, Sprinkles will be donating 100% of the sales from the Padres Vanilla Cupcake to the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation.
Orlando will kick off the weeklong promotion by serving his Padres Vanilla Cupcake, which features both the C.A.T.C.H.  and San Diego Padres logos, to local fans at the Sprinkles La Jolla location from 11am-1pm on Friday July 29th. Fans of Sprinkles Cupcakes and the Padres can meet Orlando and take pictures with the second baseman, while supporting C.A.T.C.H. and enjoying a sweet treat.

If you are not in the San Diego area, you can order the Padres Vanilla Cupcake online at Sprinkles.com from July 29th – August 5th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Star Mlb Player Orlando Hudson Brings National Around The Mound Tour To Atlanta On Tuesday, May 31st

3rd Annual Tour Designed to Get African American Youth Interested in Baseball

ATLANTA, GA – Four-time Golden Glove Award winner and two-time All-Star MLB player Orlando Hudson will host over 40 minority kids from local youth baseball leagues on Tuesday, May 31st from 12pm (noon) –1:30pm at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA John Smoltz Field in Atlanta, GA. The San Diego Padres’ new second baseman makes a stop in Atlanta as part of his 3rd annual Around the Mound Tour (ATMT), a national program designed to get African American youth interested in the sport of baseball, during the Padres vs. Braves series.

To date, statistics show that the number of African Americans in Major League Baseball is significantly low. Hudson’s ATMT not only encourages minority youth to pursue a career on the field, but to also focus on tools to make them successful off the field including the importance of education, doing homework and respect for themselves and others (especially for women). Minority youth will meet and spend time with Hudson to discuss the benefits of participating in a sport such as baseball and will also have a batting practice on the field.

Hudson first launched the Around the Mound Tour in 2009. After the success and overwhelming response of last year’s ATMT, Orlando has arranged for a 5-city visit during the Padres’ 2011 MLB Season that kicked off in San Diego and has planned stops in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. MEDIA COVERAGE INVITED. RSVP REQUIRED.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
12pm (Noon)

WHERE: The Villages at Carver Family YMCA John Smoltz Field
1600 Pryor Road Atlanta, GA 30312

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*Editors Note: For more information about Orlando Hudson, please visit: http://orlandohudson1.com or follow Orlando on Twitter @OrlandoHudson.

2011 Literacy Event for Autism Awareness Month

 

Orlando Hudson and the C.A.T.C.H. Foundation paid a special visit to Pioneer Day School in San Diego, CA as part of their annual literacy event during Autism Awareness Month. Orlando read a book to the children and then participated in a jam session with the teens during the visit. Pioneer Day School has created a unique and innovative model to address underlying processing deficits for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other special needs. They offer sensory friendly classrooms and a safe and nurturing environment that encourages learning and personal growth.

 


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In Honor of Jackie Robinson Day, Orlando Hudson Announces 3rd Annual Around The Mound Tour

On the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut, San Diego Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson has announced the 3rd Annual Around the Mound Tour, a national program designed to get African American youth interested in the sport of baseball. To date, statistics show that the number of African Americans in Major League Baseball is significantly low. Hudson first launched the Around the Mound Tour in 2009. The tour not only encourages youth to pursue a career on the field, but to also focus on tools to make them successful off the field including the importance of education, doing homework and respect of themselves and others (especially for women).

 

After the success and overwhelming response of last year’s Around The Mound tour, Hudson has arranged for a 5-city visit during the Padres’ 2011 MLB Season that includes:

 

San Diego, CA

Atlanta, GA

Boston, MA

Philadelphia, PA

New York, NY

 

Dates and participating MLB players will be announced soon.