By Danielle Chavira

DENVER (CBS4) – Some young baseball lovers joined Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at Civic Center Park on Saturday for a few games of baseball. The event was free to all families to enjoy.

Coaches were on hand to help teach the newcomers and even provided the equipment.

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“We’re going to be teaching them the basics of the game, agility, how to throw the ball, how to run the bases,” Joseph Trujillo, a coach for Alameda Baseball.

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The fun and games were part of the Play Ball Summer initiative launched by Major League Baseball and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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The goal is to get kids in the community involved in baseball and softball and give them an outlet for physical activity.

Danielle Chavira