Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Nicaragua

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Charles Gipson, Desi Relaford and other MLB Alumni

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Nicaraguan 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 series. In conjunction with Rancho Santana, the free clinics will feature* MLB veterans Porfi Altamirano, Marvin Benard, Charles Gipson, Oreste Marrero and Desi Relaford, who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. These five players combine for 33 seasons, 1,525 hits and 2,310 games in Major League Baseball. The clinics and autograph sessions will occur from Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th , as listed below.

 

The clinics will take place at Funlimon Field beginning at various times. Clinicians will train at different instructional stations for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. The clinics will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance.

 

Full Clinic Schedule (All times listed in Central Standard Time):

  • Friday, November 3: Legends for Youth Coaches Clinic in Nicaragua held at Funlimon Field , from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4: Legends for Youth Clinic in Nicaragua held at Funlimon Field , from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 5: Legends for Youth Clinic in Nicaragua held at Funlimon Field , from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

 

For more information regarding the clinics, 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 7,800, of which approximately 6,100 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 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

 

About Legends for Youth Clinics

MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 16,000 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, China, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, 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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