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MLB Scout to Hold Baseball Clinics in Ireland in January 2014
Baseball Pros Will Teach the Game to Kids in Limerick and Dublin
New York, NY – October 11, 2013 - A group of professional baseball scouts, coaches and players are teaming up to bring instructional baseball clinics to kids in Ireland.
Chicago White Sox scout John Tumminia and former MLB pitcher Rob Bell will be leading the group of baseball pros – known as The Baseball Miracles group – with the help of the Baseball United Foundation. The group is scheduled to visit Dublin and Limerick in January 2014.
Baseball has been played in Dublin since the mid-1990s. Today, over 500 youth and adult players participate in the sport throughout Ireland.
“The clinics will help to further establish the game of youth baseball in Ireland,” explained Baseball United Foundation founder John Fitzgerald. “We’re very excited to bring such a high caliber of coaching and instruction to the kids who are playing the game in Dublin and those who want to begin playing in Limerick.”
The clinics will be open to players of all ages and skill levels. As part of the event, each participant will receive their own personalized baseball card. In addition, the Baseball Miracles group will be donating equipment to kids at both clinics and Baseball Ireland, the amateur baseball organization in Ireland.
“Baseball instruction and equipment are both very important to baseball programs outside of America,” explained Tumminia. “Kids need balls, bats and gloves in order to play the game and that’s what we are going to provide.”
The clinic in Limerick will take place on January 18, 2014. The Dublin clinic will take place the following day.
Donations are being sought to help defer the travel cost of the instructors, as well as the cost of shipping donated equipment overseas. Donations can be made at BaseballUnitedFoundation.org
About the Baseball United Foundation
The Baseball United Foundation is a 501c3 organization based in New York. The foundation is primarily focused on helping grow the game of baseball in places where the game is relatively new. In addition, the foundation recently raised over $20,000 to help families rebuild in Monmouth County, New Jersey, following Super Storm Sandy. For more information on The Baseball United Foundation, please visit www.BaseballUnitedFoundation.org.
Baseball Miracles is a group of baseball players, coaches and scouts who hold instructional baseball clinics in areas where baseball is not traditionally played. For more information, visit www.BaseballMiracles.org
Baseball United Foundation
###baseball clinics in Ireland, our Field O' Dreams field fundraising project, and our equipment donation initiative. We rely heavily on small online donations from baseball fans like you, who want to make a difference. Thank you for your consideration and support.