MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGENDS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC SERIES TO CHICAGO
Free youth baseball clinic to feature Bill Soup Campbell, Buzz Capra 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 Monday, August 4th, 2014. In partnership with Mizuno, Lincoln Park Baseball Academy and BP Movers, the free clinic features 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 two-time American League Rolaids Relief Award winner Bill Soup Campbell and former All-Star right-handed pitcher Buzz Capra, as well as Wes Chamberlain, Tony Cogan, Joseph Gerut, Gene Hiser, Jack Perconte and Timothy Stoddard. These eight players combine for 60 years, 2964 games and 1261 hits in Major League Baseball.
The clinic will take place at OZ Park, runningfrom 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at 2021 N Burling St., Chicago, IL 60614. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance.
To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required.
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 6,900, 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.