Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Longview, TX
Free youth baseball clinic to feature Jimmy Wynn 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 this weekend on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th, 2014. In partnership with Chevy Youth Baseball, the free clinic series features current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16.
Players attending* include “the Toy Cannon,” three-time All-Star Jimmy Wynn, Ron Brand, Ron Cook, Darren Hall, Jeff Dewillis, Jackie Davis and Ernie McAnally.
The clinics will take place at the Longview High School Baseball Field, located at Airline Road, Longview, TX 75605. Saturday’s clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., while Sunday’s clinic will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The clinic will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance.
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 6,400, 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.