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Oklahoma Elite holds baseball camp for youths

LAWTON, Okla -- Sunday the Oklahoma Elite Youth Athletic Association held a baseball camp for children grades six through nine. Former professional baseball players and Lawton natives Mike Porter, Curtis Underwood and Anthony Edwards volunteered their time to teach the young athletes how to develop their games better. However, the purpose of the camp and the Oklahoma Elite is to build southwest Oklahoma as a hub for youth baseball and softball.

"We felt there was a vacancy that needed to be filled,” said Andre Wilson, Vice President of Oklahoma Elite. “So I got with Mr. Fisher, Mr. Rafael Santos, and Wes Christian and we put an indoor facility together to draw kids in here locally."

"I've been doing this for a long time. My daughter and I have been traveling for over ten years, and we've played teams out of McKinney, Texas to Oklahoma City and Yukon. It made no sense to do all that traveling. It's important, you know, to get Lawton back on the map. Not necessarily just Lawton, but southwest Oklahoma,” said Reggie Fisher, President of Oklahoma Elite. “We have kids from Petrolia, Texas coming to our organization right now. All the way from Loco, Oklahoma to Hollis, Oklahoma. All of southwest Oklahoma, we are able to be the hub and pull people in and to try and catch up to the rest of the state that has been doing this for a while now."

Today's participants came from areas including Lawton, Cache, Central Marlow and Cyril.

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