SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Students around Syracuse came face to face with some of their favorite baseball players to learn some life lessons.
Players from the Syracuse Chiefs teamed up with the Baseball Hall of Fame to visit a number of schools in the area to teach kids about their job as baseball players and the importance of being healthy.
Whether the kids are planning to play baseball or not, the players say they want them to know good sportsmanship, how to eat healthy and exercise.
The Baseball in the Classroom Program aims to teach kids healthy habits on and off the field and that the decisions they make now will impact them later.
"There's a right way to play the game, there's right diet, nutrition, exercise. The right core values of character, sportsmanship and integrity that lead young athletes to make the right choices later in life," said Brad Horn, Senior Director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Baseball in the Classroom was a part of The Be A Superior Example (BASE) Program, which is a national outreach program that builds an awareness of healthy habits.