Hot Springs youth will get a chance to witness and learn the fundamentals of baseball straight from the big league’s biggest stars as the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) will be holding their Legends for Youth baseball clinic series in Hot Springs on Wednesday, August 29th.
The free clinic will feature former Major League Baseball players who will be teaching baseball skills, drills, and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.
According to MLBPAA member Rich Thompson, the clinic will cover the fundamentals of the game over six different stations, which will teach the kids about pitching, catching, baserunning, as well as various life skills, and will give the children the chance to have their questions answered straight from the league’s biggest stars’ mouths. They will also get the chance to get autographs in an autograph session with the legends.
This event is organized and sponsored by the MLBPAA and is co-sponsored by the City of Hot Springs Recreation Department.
Although subject to change, the players tentatively attending and conducting the event include 1967 St. Louis Cardinals World Series champion Dick Hughes, as well as Gerry Hannahs, Allen McDill, Russ Nagelson, Reggie Ritter, and Rich Thompson. All six players have 22 seasons and 251 games combined experience in Major League Baseball.
The Legends for Youth free baseball clinic will be held at Kimery Park, located at 271 Kimery Lane, Hot Springs, AR 71913, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
About Legends for Youth Clinics
MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 18,000 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, China, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, 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.
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 8,300, of which approximately 6,000 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 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.