Kids with special needs play with Indians players, coaches

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis-area youth with special needs hit Victory Field on Saturday afternoon to learn from the pros.

Indianapolis Indians players and coaches instructed about 200 kids on basic baseball fundamentals. There were four different skills stations where players and coaches worked side-by-side with youth.

The kids. who came from¬†Indy’s Damar Services, even got to give batting practice a try and work on defensive skills.

“Having the opportunity of just being on the field is exciting enough for them. But, actually having the opportunity to play with the players and get some hands on experience from them is just amazing,” Nicole Woods, the Damar communication director said.

Damar provides residential and community-based treatment and support and education services to special needs children and adults of all ages all across central Indiana. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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