For the fourth-consecutive year, the popular “Camping with the Cardinals” all-skills baseball camp is returning to Magnolia.
The camp is scheduled for Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Magnolia High School indoor facility and is free to area youth ages 6-14.
Pre-registration for the camp will begin on-site at 8:30 that morning.
The camp will once more be hosted and conducted by the coaching staff and players of the 2020 Mulerider and Panther Baseball Teams and will feature special instruction by current St. Louis Cardinals catching coach, Jamie Pogue, former three-time Gold Glove Award Winner and St. Louis Cardinal All-Star catcher, Tom Pagnozzi, and former St. Louis Cardinals prospect and “The Baseball & Softball Motivator” CJ Beatty.
The Magnolia A&P Commission, Albemarle Foundation, Magnolia, and Mulerider Athletics are co-sponsors of the camp once more, and a free St. Louis Cardinal themed mini Louisville Slugger baseball bat will be given out to the first 150 registered campers.
“We at Mulerider Athletics are really excited to continue the partnership with the Magnolia A&P Commission and the Albermarle Foundation, Magnolia to offer this camp once more,” remarked SAU Director of Athletics Steve Browning. “What an awesome day for the youth in South Arkansas and the surrounding region. You get to come out and receive baseball instruction by not only Jamie, Tom and CJ, but also by the coaching staffs and players of Mulerider and Panther Baseball. As a dad who will have two kids involved in this camp, I can’t say Thank You enough to Coach Justin Pettigrew, Coach Bobby Beeson, Jamie, Tom and CJ for this opportunity that they are giving to the kids in this area. I encourage the parents to bring the kids out to the camp and let them engage in an awesome experience that they will never forget.”