Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins to host clinic to support Montclair youth baseball

Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins will hold a pitching clinic on Saturday April 10, 2010 at Fred Hill's Baseball Academy in Verona, NJ. Also appearing will be Roberto Clemente Jr. to provide batting instruction to those attending the clinic. The clinic is in support of the Montclair Baseball Club U12 team, to assist in their fundraising efforts to attend a national tournament in Cooperstown, NY.

Mayor Jerry Fried of Montclair has proclaimed April 10th 2010, "Ferguson Jenkins Day", for his unselfish contributions to Montclair Baseball. Jenkins will also be participating in Montclair's tribute to the Negro Leagues prior to the clinic. This season, all of the 5th and 6th grade teams will be representing eight of the most historical teams from the Negro Leagues (Baltimore Elite Giants, Chicago American Giants, Cuban Stars, Homestead Grays, Lincoln Giants, Kansas City Monarchs, Newark Eagles, and the Pittsburgh Crawfords). It is likely you will be seeing the youngsters wearing the jerseys of such luminaries as Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Monte Irvin and Satchel Paige. In addition to having the players wear the uniforms that bear the legacy of the Negro Leagues, their all-star game will be fashioned after the Negro League's East-West All-Star game. The league will be providing continuing education on the Negro Leagues as the season progresses.

Ferguson Jenkins and Roberto Clemente Jr. Pitching and Batting Clinic details:

When: April 10th, 2010
Session I - 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
Session II - 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Where: Fred Hill Baseball Academy
3 Fairview Ave, Verona, NJ
(973) 239-3472

Cost: $30 for EACH clinic, $50 for both (per session)
$50 for pitching clinic with one autographed item by Fergie supplied by participant (All other Fergie autographs will be $25 per signature. Roberto Clemente Jr. will be signing autographs for free.)

Please make checks out to Montclair Baseball Club (Include phone # and session preference)
Send checks to:
Scott Nadison
6 Inwood Terrace
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

For further inquiries, email Richard Berg at: richardberg@me.com


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