Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic and Celebrity Softball Game to Reading, PA

Event to feature Dickie Noles, Andy Ashby and other MLB Alumni

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. The free baseball clinic features Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16.

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Big Vision Foundation will also host a celebrity softball game featuring former Philadelphia Phillies, MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and other alumni players. The event will also take place on Thursday, June 25th.

Alumni players attending* the event include 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series champion Dickie Noles, two-time All Star Andy Ashby and 2000 Team USA member and Olympic gold medalist Rick Krivda. Also attending the event are Shawn Barton, Howie Bedell, Frank Bolick, Doug Clemens, Chuck Goggin, Bob Kaiser, Derrick May, Garrett Stephenson, Rich Surhoff and Jay Witasick.

The clinic and celebrity softball game will take place at the Big Vision Sports Complex, located at 1098 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533. The clinic will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required. The celebrity softball game will begin at 6:00 p.m., also taking place at the Big Vision Sports Complex.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at Nikki@mlbpaa.com or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

*Celebrity attendees subject to change.

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 6,900, 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. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates.

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. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate. The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic.

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The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) was formed in 1982 in order to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players. A nonprofit organization, the MLBPAA establishes a place where a player's drive for excellence and achievement on the field can continue long after they take their last steps off the professional diamond.

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