AMVETS play ball with Sandusky

SANDUSKY The AMVETS/Eagles Baseball League has agreed to play ball after all. Earlier this year, the league decided it
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

The AMVETS/Eagles Baseball League has agreed to play ball after all.

Earlier this year, the league decided its baseball staff would not participate in the city's new mandatory background checks for volunteers.

The group is not an employee or a volunteer for the city, but the league uses city fields for summer baseball -- prompting the request for background checks.

The city began screening all volunteers it uses for sports, crafts and other recreational programs this year.

The AMVETS/Eagles group was unwilling to provide Social Security numbers for the screening process.

League President Terry Bellamy said the league and acting City Manager Don Miears met for the sake of the kids.

"I appreciate him quite a bit for this," Bellamy said.

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