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

Free youth baseball clinics to feature Juan Castro, Kelly Stinnett 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 series on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 and Friday, July 20th, 2018. In conjunction with the Clemente family, the free clinics feature former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.

Players attending* the Thursday clinic include 14-year MLB veteran Kelly Stinnett, as well as Jamie Brewington, Doug Clark, Kevin Kobel, Bob Lacey, Nikco Riesgo, Mike Sember and Bob Skube. Players attending* the Friday clinic include 17-year MLB veteran Juan Castro and 14-year MLB veteran Kelly Stinnett, as well as Willie Adams, Dennis Blair, Gary Christenson, Buddy Schultz, Mike Sember and Bob Skube. These 13 players combine for 66 seasons, 1,125 hits, 90 wins and 2,606 games in Major League Baseball.

The clinics will take place at Phoenix Convention Center, running from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on July 19 and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on July 20, located at 100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 12:00 p.m. on July 19 and 8:30 a.m. on July 20 and the clinics will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.

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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