8/17/2013 7:33 A.M. ET
Atlanta Braves Host Baseball Clinic for Area Miracle League Teams Today
Children with special needs will learn baseball skills from Major League Baseball players and coaches
By / MLB.com
WHAT: The Atlanta Braves and the Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids will host a baseball clinic for local youth from Miracle League teams today at Hunter Memorial Park in Douglasville, GA from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The clinic will be led by Atlanta Braves players and will focus on providing a day full of baseball activities for the Miracle League children to participate in. The Miracle League is a baseball league for youth players who are physically and mentally challenged and provides a safe and spirited opportunity to hit, run and catch on a baseball field - just like any other kids.
WHO: Braves infielder Paul Janish, pitchers Anthony Varvaro and Alex Wood, and Braves coach Phil Falco
60 children from Peachtree City, Dalton, Lovejoy, Macon, Augusta, Douglasville and Atlanta Miracle Leagues
Mayor of Douglasville, Harvey Parsons
WHEN: Today, August 17 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:Robert G. Hunter Memorial Park
8830 Gurley Road
Douglasville, GA 30134
Media Contact: Mackenzie Anderson, 404-614-1535 or Mackenzie.email@example.com
*Media are invited to attend and cover. Please RSVP in advance to Mackenzie Anderson.
About Atlanta Braves
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About Atlanta Braves Foundation
Since its inception in 1992, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support and resources to thousands of metro Atlanta-based organizations and has contributed more than $5 million in financial assistance to the community. Through the generous support of Braves players and staff, sponsors and fans, the Atlanta Braves Foundation continuously strives to improve the quality of life for our youth.
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