Templeton softball clinic in benefit of student-athletes affected by Camp Fire

Posted at 7:16 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 22:16:23-05

Templeton High School softball along with players from Paso Robles, Atascadero, and Cal Poly came together Saturday to host a girls softball clinic at Vineyard Athletic Field.

More than 50 young girls ages six through twelve were taught basic skills and fundamentals like fielding, hitting, pitching, and catching.

All proceeds from the clinic benefit student-athletes affected by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.

“Sports around here for us coaches and athletes, it’s so important,” explained Keith Swank, Templeton head softball coach. “It’s more than just a game for us. We’re part of a family. So when we found out that they (Paradise High School) lost that, it was hey, we have to step up and do something. We have to help them.  It’s a small chip in what they have to conquer.”

“When we heard about the Paradise fire, the Camp Fire, and we knew that their school was completely torn down, Coach Keith had the amazing idea to have this clinic, and to bring everyone in from all around,” said Ashley Daugherty, Templeton softball pitcher.

The clinic raised more than $2,200 dollars that will go directly to the families of student-athletes affected by the Camp Fire.