MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGENDS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC SERIES TO LAKELAND, FL; Free youth baseball clinic to feature Jerry Manuel, Ron LeFlore and other MLB Alumni

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGENDS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC SERIES TO LAKELAND, FL

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Jerry Manuel, Ron LeFlore 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, March 12th, 2016. The free clinic features current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.

Players attending* include 2000 American League Manager of the Year Jerry Manuel and former All-Star Ron LeFlore, as well as Fernando Arroyo, Ike Blessitt, Ron Jackson, John Knox, Joe Staton, John Wockenfuss and Jake Wood.These nine players combine for 58 seasons, 3,788 games and 3,152 hits in Major League Baseball.

The clinic will take place at Simpson Park Community Center, running from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., located at 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Lakeland, FL 33805. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.

Registration is closed to the public at this time.

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 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, Curaçao, 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.

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