STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — Police are helping to keep kids on the straight and ‘arrow’ with a new little league baseball team.
Statesboro Police Chief Mike Broadhead and his officers formed the Statesboro Arrows to help give area kids a chance to learn the game, as well as keep them away from negative influences.
“You know it’s really hard being a teenager now a days and when you are 13, 14-years-old, there’s just a lot of social pressures,” says Broadhead. “We just want to make sure these kids have a healthy outlet and they can get together and learn some of the things that you can learn from baseball, and you can certainly learn from a team environment.”
Not only does it give them something positive to do, but it gives them an opportunity bring the community together.
Broadhead says all kids are welcome to play on the team, even if they have never picked up a bat.
“We are not turning any kids away. Half of our kids have never played baseball before.”
Statesboro Arrows player Caden Brown says that since joining the team, the game has taken on a bigger meaning thanks to his coach.
“He’s helping us to be better players along with everyone else,” Brown says. “He’s teaching us how to be men, not just baseball players.”