||Brad Meyer, Director of Public and Media Relations
Office: (567) 661-7421 Cell: (419) 351-5253
Owens Community College Hosts Express Softball Camp, Feb. 26
Owens Community College will offer area softball players the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the sport as the College hosts a one-day Express Softball Camp on Saturday, February 26.
The softball camp will run from 11 a.m. -
2 p.m. in the College'
s Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from downtown Toledo.
Camp instructors will include Owens Express Head Coach Duane Lanham and Assistant Coach Joe Boise, as well as the current women'
s softball team. Youth ages 8-18 will receive instruction on softball skills, which will include an evaluation of each player'
s hitting and fielding techniques. In addition, attendees will learn about custom exercises for softball and gain tips on improving hitting, pitching and fielding.
The Express women'
s softball program this past year finished with a 28-9 overall record and a 12-4 mark (second place) in the OCCAC. Led by first- year Head Coach Lanham, Owens advanced to the second round of the NJCAA Region XII Women'
s Softball Championships before losing to Grand Rapids Community College. Lanham'
s squad was ranked as high as No. 15 in the NJCAA Division II women'
s softball poll.
Parents and coaches are invited to attend the camp to listen and observe at no additional charge.
The camp fee is only $45 and all participants will receive an Owens Express T-shirt. For more information, or to register, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800- GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973.
Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor'
s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.