Hodgetown is still finding ways to evolve the experience fans have at home games. Starting this Saturday (6/19), Hodgetown will have sensory kits available for kids at home games.

These sensory kits will have several items in them that kids can use while at the game to help "modulate" their sensory needs. Basically, there's a lot going on at a baseball game and for some kids it can be a bit much to take in. They call it sensory overload.

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The kits include sunglasses, communication cards, wristbands that have guardian and seat info in case of separation, noise-canceling headphones, and fidget toys.

The hope is that these kits will allow the kids to enjoy the game. It also sounds like, to me, these kits are designed to help mom and dad enjoy the game; if you know what I mean.

Turn Center is the organization that has teamed up with the Sod Poodles to make the kits available. You will be able to check them out from the fan center. At the end of the game they will be gathered up and returned.

According to a press release put out this morning, this partnership will make Hodgetown more accessible and enjoyable for the Sod Poodles' youngest fans.

Turn Center will be out at Hodgetown this upcoming Saturday (6/19) to kick off the program. They will also be celebrating the start of their Launch-A-Ball night that benefits Kids Inclusion Adaptive Sports.

To keep up with all of the latest happening at Hodgetown and with the Sod Poodles, check out their website here.

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Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

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