Major league baseball is coming to Welland

Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Legends for Youth baseball clinic series Saturday (Oct. 29). The free clinic features current and former Major League Baseball players who will teach skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth.

(Photo: MLBAA)

(Photo: MLBAA)

Players scheduled to attend include 1993 Toronto Blue Jays World Series champion Rob Butler and his brother, Rich Butler, as well as right-handed pitchers Brian Denman and Kevin Gryboski, catcher Greg O’Halloran, left-handed pitcher Jason Stanford and outfielder Nigel Wilson. These seven players combine for 20 seasons, 499 games and 114 hits in Major League Baseball.

The clinic will take place at BP Sports Park Niagara, with the LFY Clinic running from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at 1100 Niagara Street, Welland. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the morning will conclude with an autograph session and baseball giveaways for children in attendance.

To register for the LFY clinic, please visit Registration is required.

The players alumni association 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. It is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 7,600, of which approximately 5,600 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.

The associations Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series.

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