NEWPORT BEACH — Addressing nearly 100 ninth- to 12th-graders at the Beach City Service League's monthly meeting Sunday, former Angels announcer Rex Hudler encouraged them to figure out what they want early in life, then go for it.
"The clock is ticking. Find your compass in life," Hudler, a major league baseball player for 10 years, told the crowd at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. "I was blessed. I loved recess, and I loved PE classes. Little did I realize that that was going to turn into a professional career for me, but it did."
Founded three years ago, the Beach City Service League is the only organization in the Newport-Mesa area that connects mothers with their sons, said Susan Friend, the youth coordinator for the league. The mission is to teach the students how to volunteer more in the community and learn more about how to succeed in life and become upstanding citizens.