“Every year we invite boys and staff from the Pathways 3H Boys Ranch near Kerrville to a barbecue lunch at the church, followed by a baseball game. Eating lunch with these guys and watching a baseball game with them is a great way to combine my love for baseball with helping and serving others. Many of the Pathway boys have never seen a college game or been to a stadium so large, and it’s awesome to see these young men experience such a fun first time event in their lives.” —Beau Hale
This Saturday, May 21, we’ve invited boys and staff from the Pathways 3H Boys Ranch near Kerrville to a BBQ lunch followed by the UT–Baylor baseball game. We invite anyone to help set the room up, welcome and visit with the boys, help serve the food, and attend the baseball game with the boys and staff. Contact Rachel Wright for more information. Setup starts at 11:30 AM.
I joined the group for last year’s UT baseball game outing and thoroughly enjoyed my time with these young men. You could just sense how excited they were to see the Longhorns play, in person. I sat next to one boy, who had never watched a baseball game before. It was a fun day, explaining how this crazy fun game of baseball is played to this young man. And also talking with them about how the ups and downs in the sport of baseball (and the importance of having “faith” in the sport of baseball) are so synergistic with our lives in general—for all of us!
These kids are all good kids who just need positive and loving support. This is what Christian fellowship looks like—hosting these kids for a BBQ lunch and the baseball game goes a long ways towards helping them just enjoy themselves, be with friends and have a fun, relaxing Saturday afternoon watching the greatest game ever invented. And we are “leading by example”, which is so important for the development of these young men.
I had so much fun with them, and I know they did as well.
Pathways 3H Boys Ranch near Kerrville is a residential program serving boys ages 13-17 who have been assigned to the program through Child Protective Services and/or the juvenile justice system.
The program provides these young men with a safe, stable environment in which they are equipped with the tools to build self-esteem, learn self-control and model acceptable behavior. They are then able to grow and mature in their unique talents to create positive changes in their lives.