While some kids spend the summer before their freshman year of high school away at camp, Matthew McCall spent his summer planning one.
McCall’s baseball camp, Matt’s Bats, gave around 20 kids the chance to play in the sun and enjoy baseball tips from professionals at the Johnny Oates Baseball Field at Mercy Street Sports Complex July 25.
The idea came when McCall, an incoming Highland Park High School freshman, was asked to host a children’s sports camp for Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, an organization that provides medical services, work training, and donations to West Dallas families in need.
McCall and his family had been volunteering for the organization about six months when assistant director Adair Neely suggested Matt host a basketball or soccer camp. McCall instead proposed a baseball camp, a sport he has played for five years.