Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Clinic Series to Tucson, AZ
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, January 7th, 2017. In conjunction with the Tucson Youth Baseball Association, the free clinic features current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.
Players attending* include World Series champions Brian Harper and Albie Lopez, and six-time All Star and four-time Gold Glove winner Kenny Lofton, as well as Joel Adamson, Dave Burba, Gil Heredia, Jack Howell, Doug Jones, Ray King, Charlie Montoyo and Mike Sember. These 11 players combine for 117 seasons, 6,619 games and 9,323 hits in Major League Baseball.
The clinic will take place at Kino Sports Complex, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at 2500 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the evening will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.
Registration is closed to the public at this time.
For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Communications Director, 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, China, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, 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.