MLBPAA Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic and "Swing With the Legends" Golf Classic to Belgrade Lakes, ME
Event to feature Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, Bruce Berenyi 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 on Monday, August 1st, 2016. The free baseball clinic features Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will also host a “Swing with the Legends” celebrity golf tournament. The event will feature former MLB World Series champions and other alumni players. A celebrity reception will take place on Sunday, July 31st and the golf tournament will take place on Monday, August 1st. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Alfond Youth Center Foundation and the MLBPAA.
Other alumni players attending* the event include Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, World Series champions Bruce Berenyi and Greg Gagne, as well as Thomas Burgmeier, Kevin Buckley, Steven Crawford, Ron Diorio, Larry Gowell, Peter Ladd, Skip Lockwood, Matt Kinney, Jerry Martin, Brian McRae, Jerry Moses, Ed Phillips, Gorman Thomas and Chico Walker.
The clinic will take place at Mini Fenway Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. located at McGrath Pond, Oakland, ME. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. Registration is closed to the public.
The golf event the will be hosted by the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, located at 46 Clubhouse Drive, Belgrade Lakes, ME 04918, beginning with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony and dinner.
*Attendees 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, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, 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.