While children were home from school for April vacation last week, the Tynan Community Center kept many of them happily occupied.
On Thursday afternoon, April 21, the Tynan staff held a wiffle ball tournament at the center’s gym. And while kids were competing in the wiffle ball tournament inside, others played Frisbee, Cam Jam and other games in the schoolyard area. Staff cooked hot dogs, sausages and hamburgers, and distributed ice cream, chips and drinks to the participants. The food was donated by the Tynan Council.
The wiffle ball finals pitted Jonathan Walsh, Matt Hogan, and Cormac Lafferty, against Sean Collins, James Arlauskas, and Danny Potember. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation play and went into extra innings. Walsh, who was named the MVP by the Tynan staff, smashed the winning hit to clinch the title for his squad. The winners will be treated to an upcoming Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
This event lasted for about five hours and more than 50 kids participated. Tynan Administrative Coordinator John Lydon wants to hold such events on an ongoing basis to keep the youngsters active and out of trouble.
“This is the type of event we want to hold on a frequent basis,” Lydon said. “We want to keep the kids busy and let them have fun in a safe atmosphere. I want them to consider the Tynan Community Center their second home.”