MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND VINTAGE 9 TO HOST LEGENDS FOR YOUTH CLINIC AND CELEBRITY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT IN SANTA CLARA
Clinic and celebrity games to feature Kevin Mitchell, Mark Whiten, and other MLB Alumni
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Vintage 9 Foundation will be hosting a Legends for Youth Clinic and celebrity baseball tournament to benefit the Junior Giants of Santa Clara and the Vintage 9 Foundation. The event, taking place on August 16th through August 18th, 2013, will feature 9 retired MLB All-Stars, former Giants and Athletics, World Series champions, and MVPs.
Alumni players attending include Kevin Mitchell, Mark Whiten, Fred Breining, Dennis Burtt, Mike “Tiny” Felder, Brian Hunter, Mike Remlinger, Ron Robinson and Dmitri Young.
The event will begin on Friday, August 16th with a Legends for Youth Clinic from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running, and life skills. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. The clinic will then be followed by the first of seven games during the tournament. Games will continue on Saturday, August 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will conclude Sunday, August 18th with games starting at 10:00 a.m. and finish with the championship game from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Both the clinic and all of the games will be hosted at Historic Washington Park, the site of Babe Ruth’s first baseball game in California. The park is located at 250 Washington Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051.
About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)
MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity, and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,400, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy.
About Legends for Youth Clinics
MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth Clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate.