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Putting their skills to the test

OLIVE PARK — Participating in the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Hap Minor Baseball league, players are concentrated on more team-orientated goals.

During the season, winning championships and notching victories — along with having fun — is the main focus.

However, at the 61st annual installment of the Burbank Civitan Jamboree Saturday, it was a time for individual accomplishments in the annual event of the city’s biggest baseball league.

The day began with a parade from the Burroughs High that made its way to Olive Park for a skills competition.


The day of events Saturday marked the end of the season for the teams.

In the skills competition, players competed in four events — hitting for distance, throwing for accuracy, baserunning and throwing for distance — and won awards for their accomplishments.

In addition to the competition, the players also enjoyed food and refreshments.

Brandon Martinez, 11, of the Rays was awarded the Jackie Arrington Memorial Award. Every year the honor is given to an athlete in the organization who displays good sportsmanship, team leadership and an enjoyment for the game.