Eatel Corp. renewed its partnership with the Ascension Baseball Committee and the Ascension Youth Softball Association at a March ceremony.

“Both ABC and AYSA are fantastic, local organizations, and we are proud to partner with both groups,” said Scott Thompson, newly appointed Eatel president. “These organizations provide a wholesome environment for young people so that they can have fun while also learning about teamwork, building self-confidence and staying active.”

Established in 2009, the Ascension Baseball Committee provides recreational baseball and T-ball for youths in Ascension Parish. Their teams play at Stevens Park, St. Amant Park and Paula Park. The ABC is a member of the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth leagues.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Eatel,” said Dean Meaut, president of the Ascension Baseball Committee. “Eatel’s sponsorship has allowed us to provide free baseball clinics to all registered players in our league.”

In February, ABS hosted about 250 players in a one-day clinic. ABC brought in former and current Major League Baseball players through Extra Innings Baseball Academy. This year’s clinic featured David Delucci, Mike Mohler and Matty Ott.

AYSA is celebrating 23 years of hosting about 1,000 youths each year in its spring and fall leagues. The mission of AYSA is to provide an environment where girls in Ascension Parish can have a means to exercise; to bond with others; to learn structure, discipline and life skills; and to have fun.

“AYSA is proud to welcome back the partnership with Eatel for the third consecutive year,” said BJ Romano, commissioner for AYSA.