Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Hartford, CT
Free youth baseball clinic to feature Gaylord Perry, Chris Chambliss 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 Saturday, June 27th, 2015. In partnership with Arch Insurance, 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 – 13.
Players attending* include Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, 1971 Rookie of the Year Chris Chambliss and former All-Star Bill Lee, as well as Angel Echevarria, Dave Fleming, Jeff Fulchino, Rich Rodriguez and Gary Waslewski. These eight players combine for 86 years, 4,736 games and 2,451 hits in Major League Baseball.
The clinic will take place at Fiondella Baseball Field, home of the University of Hartford Hawks, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., located at 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 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.
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 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.