Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Department of Parks and Recreation to Host Skills Clinic and Season Opening Tournament

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will kick off the 2014 youth baseball and softball season with a player’s clinic at Henderson Complex, 500 Forest Lawn Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon.  This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 5, but has been changed to Saturday, April 12. Open to all baseball and softball players ages 8 – 15, participants will be taught the basics of catching, hitting, fielding, and base running. Immediately following the players clinic, the Department will host the 1st Annual Kick Off Classic.

“This is a great opportunity for our youth to learn more about the game of baseball and softball.  It will be a day of learning as well as a day of fun,” said Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, director of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities. “Hosting a tournament is a great occasion for our youth to showcase the baseball and softball skills that they have been practicing over the last few weeks. The game of baseball and softball are teaching our youth team work and good sportsmanship; as well as teaching them the importance of physical activity.”

The clinic is free and open to all. For more information, please contact Wallace Parham at (804) 646-8235 or Kimberly Morgan at (804) 646-1175.