Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Lakewood, NJ

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Dickie Noles, Billy Sample and other MLB Alumni

Colorado Springs, Colo. The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) and the Lakewood BlueClaws have partnered to hold a Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic for children with disabilities. Local youth will have the opportunity to play with their big league heroes on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 . The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16.

Players attending* include 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series champion Dickie Noles and nine-year MLB veteran Billy Sample , as well as Glenn Borgmann, Rob Lukachyk, Oreste Marrero, Al Santorini and Corey Thurman . These seven players combine for 40 seasons, 1,797 games and 1,039 hits in Major League Baseball.

The clinic will take place at FirstEnergy Park , home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. , located at 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701 . Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the morning will conclude with an autograph session, baseball giveaways and lunch for children in attendance.

Registration is closed to the public at this time.

For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com .

*Clinicians 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 7,600, of which approximately 5,600 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, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, 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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