Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Hawaii

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 21:00 CET

Free youth baseball clinic to feature Albie Lopéz, Ron Robinson 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. In partnership with Chevy Youth Baseball, the free clinics will feature former Indians teammates Albie Lopéz and Rene Gonzales, as well as left-handed pitcher Onan Masaoka, Hawaii native Joey Meyer, right-handed pitcher Glenn Mickens, nine-year MLB veteran Ron Robinson and right-handed pitcher Tyler Yates. Lopéz spent 11 years in the majors, playing for the Indians, Rays, Royals, Diamondbacks and Braves, winning a World Series with Arizona in 2001. Gonzales’ career spanned 13 seasons, mainly as an infielder, with the Orioles, Angels, Expos, Rockies, Rangers, Indians and Blue Jays.* The clinics and autograph sessions will occur from Monday, July 16th through Thursday, July 19th, as listed below.

The clinics will take place across the islands at various venues. Each of the four clinics will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Clinicians will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. The clinics will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance.

Full Clinic Schedule:

  • Monday, July 16: Legends for Youth Clinic in Oahu, Hawaii held at Mililani High School.
  • Tuesday, July 17: Legends for Youth Clinic in Hilo, Hawaii held at Wong Stadium.
  • Wednesday, July 18: Legends for Youth Clinic in Līhu‘e, Hawaii held at Līhu‘e County Park (Main Diamond).
  • Thursday, July 19: Legends for Youth Clinic in Wailuku, Hawaii held at Maehara Baseball Stadium.

Registration is closed at this time.

For more information regarding these events, please contact Devon Thrasher, Special Events Coordinator, at [email protected] 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 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.

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.

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