Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic and Coaches Clinic Series to Chicago

Free baseball clinics to feature five MLB Alumni

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 coaches clinic series on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 and Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Thursday, August 8th, 2019. The free Legends for Youth 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 All-Star and 1974 National League ERA leader Buzz Capra, as well as J.J. Furmaniak, Gene Hiser, Dan Pasqua and Steve Trout. These five players combine for 36 seasons, 756 hits and 1,583 games in Major League Baseball.

Details for both clinics:

  • B.I.G. Baseball Academy
  • 4425 South Western Blvd., Chicago, IL 60609
  • August 7: Coaches clinic check-in beginning at 5:30 p.m. with instruction running from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration  for the Legends for Youth clinic is closed at this time.
  • August 8: Legends for Youth clinic check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. with instruction running from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To register for the coaches clinic, please visit www.coachclinics.org. Registration is required.

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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