South Junior Sports Club
Helping kids have fun outside
In addition to Little League, HIOKI runs the South Junior Sports Club for first- and second-graders. The club was founded in 1997 with the goal of encouraging kids to play outside through activities including but not limited to baseball, and about 50 children register as members every year. Thanks to the club, HIOKI’s tennis courts are full of energetic young voices every Saturday. HIOKI employees volunteer to help the kids experience the fun of playing outside and gain a sense of joy from sports.
Multigenerational programs such as this one also provide opportunities for volunteers to grow as they draw lessons and encouragement from the children’s hard work and growth.