Event to feature Rollie Fingers, Fergie Jenkins, Bill Madlock 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 Saturday, August 23rd, 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. Following the clinic there will be a legends celebrity game.
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will also host a Swing with the Legends celebrity golf tournament. The event will feature Hall of Famers, former MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and other alumni players. A celebrity dinner will take place on Sunday, August 24th and the golf tournament will take place on Monday, August 25th.Proceeds from this event will benefit KinderVision and the MLBPAA.
Alumni players attending* the event include Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Fergie Jenkins, four-time National League Batting Average Leader Bill Madlock and two-time All-Star Darrell Evans, as well as Wes Chamberlain, Randy Hundley, Carl Nichols, Ronald Nischwitz, Paul Noce, Dan OBrien, Timothy Pyznarski, Ron Robinson, Amado Samuel, Ray Soff, Ryan Thompson, Tom Timmerman, Pat Underwood, Gene Walter and Jon Warden.
The clinic and celebrity game will take place at Highland Park, located at 1402 West Deffenbaugh St., Kokomo, IN 46902. The clinic will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance, followed by the legends game at 5:00 p.m. To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required.
Both the celebrity dinner and golf event will be hosted by the Kokomo Country Club, located at 1801 Country Club Drive, Kokomo, IN 46902. Dinner programming will take place on Sunday, August 24th. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m., followed by the dinner program at 6:00 p.m. The golf event the next day will begin with registration at 7:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
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
MLBPAAs 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.