Nats Dream for Kids Youth Clinic Saturday

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 7/09/2010 01:25:00 PM | , , , , | 0 comments »

Press Release:

Nationals Partner with Dreams For Kids For Adaptive Youth Clinic Presented by Smithfield

The Washington Nationals second Youth Clinic presented by Smithfield will take place on Saturday, July 10 in partnership with Dreams for Kids, an organization that works to empower young people of all abilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities.

The event will bring together 60 youth with physical and developmental disabilities, their families, high-level disability advocates – including Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to President Obama on Disability Policy, and Dream for Kids volunteers.

Nationals coaches will offer instruction on batting, fielding and pitching, as well as participate in a Q&A session about baseball and life. Following the clinic, Nationals outfielder Michael Morse will sign autographs for the kids in attendance. Each participant will also receive two tickets to an upcoming Nationals game, lunch and a co-branded equipment bag, courtesy of Smithfield.

The clinic is part of Dreams for Kids “Extreme Recess” program which gives children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to be stars on the sports field. The empowerment and self-respect learned at the clinic will carry over into the children’s lives at home, in the classroom and in the community, and will help them realize that their disability will not hinder them from reaching their dreams. “Extreme Recess” celebrates the unique ability in all children and helps them turn the adversity in their lives into opportunity.

The following Nationals coaches are scheduled to participate*:
o Tim Foli, Special Advisor to the GM, Player Development
o Jim Lett, Bullpen Coach
o Jose Martinez, Bullpen Pitcher
o Julian Martinez, Bullpen Catcher
o Dan Radison, First Base Coach
o Nilson Robledo, Bullpen Pitcher
*Subject to Change

WHEN: Saturday, July 10
On-field portion 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington DC 20003