|MLBPA Press Release|
The Players Trusts City Clinics program is a grass-roots campaign underwritten and developed by and featuring the active participation of Major Leaguers to promote the game of baseball, life skills and education to underprivileged children, ages 6-16, in select cities across the country.
The Players Trust developed the City Clinics program in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Associations Legends for Youth program. Children participating in these free City Clinics receive hands-on instruction from current and former big leaguers in areas such as base running, pitching, hitting, throwing and fielding. During each 3-hour session, City Clinics 300 attendees also will participate in a question and answer session with active and former players, and receive free T-shirts, autographs and refreshments.
Joining Floyd, Harris and Johnson at Pembroke Pines Optimist Field today are former players Warren Cromartie, Ricky Gutierrez, Jeffrey Hammonds, Elliot Maddox, Oddibe McDowell, Tom Shopay and Preston Wilson.
City Clinics have been held in Myrtle Beach, SC; Orange, CA; Philadelphia, PA and Phoenix, AZ. The programs next stop is Saturday, October 10, in Atlanta, GA. Future City Clinics dates and locations will be announced as they become final.