Free youth baseball clinic to feature Desi Relaford, Oreste Marrero 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, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, 2014. The free baseball clinic series features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.

Alumni players attending* include Desi Relaford, Oreste Marrero, Porfirio Altamirano and Dennis Martinez.

The clinics will take place at the Ford Family Foundation’s Community Development Center and will be divided into four sessions; session one will be for girls ages 8 – 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on January 25th, followed on the same day by session two for girls ages 13 – 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session three will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on January 26th, for boys ages 8 – 12. The series will conclude with session four for boys ages 13 – 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The clinics will be located at KM 35 Carretera Las Salinas, Tola, Nicaragua. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The clinics will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance.

To register for this clinic, please visit

For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at or visit

*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 6,500, of which approximately 5,200 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy.

About Legends for Youth Clinics

MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 10,000 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. To donate to this program, visit



About Us

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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