HAYWARD -- Registration has begun for the Hayward Junior Giants summer baseball program, with an orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday.
The free league teaches baseball basics to Hayward youth ages 5-15, and focuses on character development and offers education, violence prevention and health programs.
Hayward Junior Giants is sponsored by the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and run by the Police Department.
To register, go to www.jrgiantsregistration.org.
The mandatory First Pitch Orientation meeting will be 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Christ's Community Church, 25927 Kay Ave., Hayward. The season begins June 17. All games take place at Weekes Park, 27182 Patrick Ave.
For more details, call the Junior Giants Hotline at 510-293-3333 or the Youth and Family Services Bureau at 510-293-7048.