Operation: Re-Catch Makes Sure Every Kid Can Play Baseball

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- One local group is making sure that no kid has to sit out the baseball or softball season.

Friends of Dornwood kicked off its Operation: Re-Catch program Saturday at Dornwood Park.

They collected used baseball and softball items for kids who want to play on a Highland Park team in the summer, but might not have the money to afford the equipment.

Friends of Dornwood know all of it can quickly add up and said they will not turn away anyone.

"Sometimes you can't keep up with buying cleats two or three times a year for baseball, and so we want to help as much as we can," Director Dawn Villalobos said. "Coming out into sports is awesome, and this is one more way that other people can play."

They had a great turn out at Dornwood. Eagle Auto Wash at Fairlawn Plaza is also accepting donated gloves, hats, cleats, bats, jerseys, machines, and more items for Operation: Re-Catch until May 31.

Donate items or find out how to sign your child up for a team by calling 785-969-4115.