Free Baseball Skills Clinic to be Held at River Cats Independence Field
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats, in partnership with the City of Sacramento and Access Leisure, are excited to participate in this weekend’s 14th annual “Baseball for All” free skills clinic at River Cats Independence Field. The clinic will take place this Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The “Baseball for All” clinic is run in part by current members of the River Cats. Players will work with and coach the junior athletes in attendance in basic skills and other baseball fundamentals. The clinic is open to youth with disabilities age four through school age. The clinic is held at the fully accessible River Cats Independence Field, located at the Sam Pannell Community Center.
“‘Baseball for All’ is one of our favorite community events, not just for us, but for the players, as well,” said River Cats President, Jeff Savage. “We all look forward every year to coming out here to River Cats Independence Field and connecting through the sport we all love. It’s impactful for everyone involved and we couldn’t be more excited.”
In addition to hands-on coaching with current River Cats players, each participant will receive a “Baseball for All” tee shirt. Lunch will also be provided for participants and their parent/guardian. In addition, each ballplayer will receive two tickets to a River Cats home game at Raley Field. Additional tickets will be available through the Round Table Pizza Ticket Office at Raley Field.
Pre-registration is required for athletes to participate in the clinic. The registration form can be found online at cityofsacramento.org.
River Cats Independence Field opened in 2005 and has hosted the “Baseball for All” clinic since 2006. Located in South Sacramento, the River Cats Independence Field baseball diamond is resurfaced with a custom rubberized turf, similar to that used for the track and field surfaces in the Paralympics. The River Cats Foundation and River Cats Baseball contributed cash, goods, and services totaling more than $250,000 to River Cats Independence Field to help in its construction and upkeep.
The Sacramento River Cats are the Triple-A affiliate of the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants. The team plays at Raley Field in West Sacramento, consistently voted one of the top ballparks in America. River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Flex Plans can be purchased for the 2015 season by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). For more information about the River Cats, visitwww.rivercats.com. For information on other events at Raley Field, visitwww.raleyfield.com.
This article originally appeared on the official website of the Sacramento River Cats. Click here to view the original story.