|MLBPA Press Release|
The Players Trust's City Clinics program is a grass-roots campaign developed by -- and features the active participation of -- Major Leaguers to promote the game of baseball and life skills to underprivileged children, ages 6-16, in select cities across the United States and Latin America.
Children participating in these free clinics receive hands-on instruction from current and former big leaguers and others in areas such as baserunning, pitching, hitting, throwing and fielding. During each session, City Clinics attendees also participate in a question and answer session with the players, and receive free T-shirts, autographs and lunch.
The 250 children attending Wednesday's City Clinics program are from the Matthews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club. Joining current big leaguers as clinicians today were several former minor leaguers and college players.
In 2011, City Clinics also have been held in Minneapolis and New York's Central Park with future stops planned for Camden, N.J., Oakland, Calif., Puerto Rico and Seattle.
The City Clinics program is generously underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc.