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

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Charles Gipson, Brad Pennington and Brian Tollberg

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Spanish youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth Clinic Series. The MLBPAA’s first trip to Spain since the Legends for Youth Clinic Series inception will feature MLB veterans Charles Gipson, Brad Pennington and Brian Tollberg. Gipson spent eight seasons in the major leagues as an outfielder, pinch runner and third baseman playing for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Houston Astros. Pennington is a left-handed pitcher who spent his five years in the MLB between the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and has traveled to Legends for Youth clinics abroad in the past. Former San Diego Padres right-handed pitcher Tollberg played four years in the majors. These three players combine for 17 seasons and 505 games in Major League Baseball.

The clinics and autograph sessions will take place across the country at various venues, between Friday, July 13 and Thursday, July 19. Clinicians will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills for approximately 200 local youth ages 6-16 at each event. The clinics will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.

            Clinic Schedule (all times listed in Central European Summer Time):

  • Friday, July 13: Legends for Youth Clinic in Madrid, Spain held at Colegio Tajamar from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15: Legends for Youth Clinic in Pontevedra, Spain held at Colegio Marcote from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15: Legends for Youth Clinic in Pontevedra, Spain held at Colegio Marcote from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17: Legends for Youth Clinic in Asturias, Spain held at Campos de Beisbol – Complejo Deportivo Universidad Laboral, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 19: Legends for Youth Clinic in Navarra, Spain held at Campos de Beisbol de Burlada, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration is closed at this time.

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 8,300, of which approximately 6,000 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 18,000 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, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, 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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