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The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, a 501(c)(3) organization sponsored, in part, by Major League Baseball, still needs host families in or around the communities of Westhampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor and Montauk for the summer season.

The HCBL offers free family entertainment, inspires community youth, hosts free baseball clinics and drives traffic to local businesses. The league can only function, however, if enough people are willing to open their homes to these college athletes.

HCBL players arrived late last month and some families are now hosting multiple players. The season runs for two months, and housing accommodations are required for the duration of the season. Each player is in good academic standing with his respective university and has been recommended by his college coach, based on both ability and character. Teams play five to six games a week, with 20 games at home and 20 on the road.

Host families are asked to provide the players with a place to sleep, food, and access to washing machines and the internet. They are not responsible for transporting players to and from games, or required to attend games (although their support is appreciated).

To sign up or speak with a host family about their experience, email info@hamptonsbaseball.org, or call (631) 238-8251.

P.A.L. Football Registration

Southampton PAL football invites children age 7 to 11 to participate in the fall season. Registration forms for players, cheerleaders and coaches may be downloaded at www.southamptonfootball.org. They can also be obtained in the main offices of local schools.

Camp Coming To East Hampton

The Bulldog Ball Club Summer Baseball Camp will be setting up shop in East Hampton this summer at 44 Meadow Way. The training begins on Monday, June 23, and runs weekly through Friday, August 29.

Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day for those enrolled in the half-day program, and until 2:30 p.m. for those signed up for the full-day option.

Attendees will learn the fundamentals, skills and strategies necessary to help them succeed both on and off the field. The curriculum allows players of all levels and abilities to improve their talents, foster new and lasting friendships, and teaches them how to play baseball the “Bulldog Way,” through the combination of effort, perseverance and sportsmanship.

The Bulldog Ball Club has been a leader in New York City in teaching the game to youth baseball players for more than 10 years. The organization provides after-school classes for those between 3 and 10 years of age, as well as private lessons and travel and recreation teams.

Registration is now open and parents can sign up their children at www.bulldogballclub.com. For more information, call Steve DeBlasi at (631) 267-7957.

Flag Rugby Camps To Start In August

Play Rugby USA, Montauk Rugby and the Hamptons Youth Flag Rugby Team are together offering a camp over two weeks at the end of August in Sag Harbor.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday, from August 18 to 22 and August 25 to 29. A parents and kids day will be offered at 11 a.m. each Friday, followed by a barbecue.

Registration is now open and can be completed online at www.camperregsecure.com/playrugby/?page=1. For more information on Play Rugby USA, visit www.playrugbyusa.com.

Sag Harbor Community Rowing

Sag Harbor Community Rowing will be holding an open house and new member orientation/registration on Saturday, June 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at its rowing facility at Cove Park in Sag Harbor. Cove Park is located off Redwoods Road next to Jerry’s Marina and across from WLNG Radio.

The event is free and open to all. There will be mini “learn to row” clinics and on-water demonstrations. Registration forms for camp and seasonal membership will be accepted. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and tour the facility. For more information, go to rowsagharbor.org, call (631) 553-1112 or email leeoldak@rowsagharbor.org.

Sag Harbor Community Rowing’s goal is to make rowing accessible to all residents of Sag Harbor and the surrounding communities and promote the sport of rowing. It provides rowing opportunities for local schools and recreational programs, helps them develop their own competitive rowing programs and offers seasonal programs for children and adults.

Sag Harbor Community Rowing is a not-for-profit organization, a 501(c)(3) organization and a member of the United States Rowing Association. Sag Harbor Community Rowing was founded in 2008 by a group of rowing enthusiasts looking to expand their horizons and meet new people who share a love for the sport.

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