08/12/2010 4:30 PM ET
Major Leaguers help teach baseball to underprivileged children
250 Los Angeles youth to join Carroll, Ethier, Kershaw, Lilly and Loney at Players Trust's City Clinics program Thursday, August 19, at Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.
Who: Los Angeles Dodgers players Jamey Carroll, Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, Ted Lilly and James Loney; former Major Leaguers, including Chris Donnels, Greg Harris, Jay Johnstone, Tim Leary, Blue Moon Odom and Steve Rogers; 250 children from Los Angeles-area Boys and Girls Clubs and the MLB Urban Youth Academy.
What: The Players Trust's City Clinics program is a grass-roots campaign developed by -- and features the active participation of -- current Major Leaguers to promote the game of baseball to underprivileged children, ages 6-16, in select cities across the U.S. and Latin America.
When: Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT
Dodgers scheduled to arrive at 11:45 a.m. [Please note: The event is not open to the general public.]
Where: MLB Urban Youth Academy, 901 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90221
The Players Trust enjoys the support of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's Legends for Youth program in hosting its City Clinics. Children participating in these free clinics receive hands-on instruction from current and former big leaguers in areas such as base-running, 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 refreshments.
The Major League Baseball Players Trust is a charitable foundation created by the players to help those in need. Through the Players Trust, active Major Leaguers contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important issues affecting those in need and to help encourage others to get involved in their own communities.
The City Clinics program is underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc.
For additional information about the Players Trust, please visit www.MLBPLAYERS.com. Also, visit the Players Trust channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/MLBPlayersTrust
About the MLBPAA and its Legends for Youth Program
Celebrating its 28th year in existence, the Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that was formed to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images.