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, July 28, 2014; Event to feature Jim Lonborg, Mike Torrez and other MLB Alumni

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGENDS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC AND “SWING WITH THE LEGENDS” GOLF CLASSIC TO BELGRADE LAKES, ME

Event to feature Jim Lonborg, Mike Torrez 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, July 28th, 2014. 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 hosted by 1967 American League Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg. The event will feature former MLB All-Stars, Red Sox, World Series champions and other alumni players. A celebrity reception will take place on Sunday, July 27th and the golf tournament will take place on Monday, July 28th.Proceeds from this event will benefit the Alfond Youth Center Foundation and the MLBPAA.

Other alumni players attending* the event include Bruce Berenyi, Kevin Buckley, Tom Burgmeier, Bill “Soup” Campbell, Matt Kinney, Pete Ladd, Mike Laga, Skip Lockwood, Ed Phillips, Mike Torrez and Chico Walker.

The clinic will take place at Little Fenway Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 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 afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required.

The celebrity reception will be hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville, located at 126 North St., Waterville, ME 04901. The reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. The golf event the next day 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.

For more information regarding either event, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or visit www.baseballalumni.com.

*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 6,900, 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.

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