Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic and Coaches Clinic Series to Tampa, FL

Free youth baseball clinic to feature eight MLB Alumni, including former Rays

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth and coaches will have an opportunity to learn from big league stars at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic and coaches clinic series on Saturday, April 20th, 2019. The free LFY clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach children baseball skills, drills and life lessons, concluding with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance. The coaches clinic will feature MLB veterans who will instruct local coaches, parents, volunteers and students on proper fundamentals, drills and techniques of coaching and running a practice.

Players attending* include 11-year MLB veteran pitcher Jason Johnson and 11-year MLB veteran outfielder and pinch hitter Jason Michaels, as well as Butch Benton, Orestes Destrade, Aaron Ledesma, Rob Mackowiak, Seth McClung and Doug Waechter. These players combine for 55 seasons, 3,004 games and 1,648 hits in Major League Baseball.

Details for both clinics:

Tropicana Field

1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Time: Legends for Youth clinic check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. with instruction running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coaches clinic check-in beginning at 12:00 p.m. with instruction running from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Registration for the Legends for Youth clinic is closed at this time. To register for the coaches clinic, please visit www.coachclinics.org.

For more information, 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 8,600, 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 19,000 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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