Rookie League Ball Players to Give Clinic to Tee Ball Team of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

(PHOENIX, September 26, 2012) – Batter up! The tee ball team from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s Tri-City West Branch is wrapping up their season in major league fashion. Several Cleveland Indians Rookie League players will visit the Club for a tee ball on September 27 and October 3! They will work with the tee ball team (ages 5-6), offering pointers on base running, hitting and catching, as well as easy techniques for each position. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, sports are never just about the game. They help unlock character, leadership and teamwork skills. In fact, the Sports, Fitness and Recreation program not only promotes physical fitness, but it also plays an important role in teaching young people to develop intrapersonal skills and help foster teamwork.

WHO: Rookie League baseball players, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix TriCity West/Thornwood tee ball team

WHAT: Tee ball clinic with Rookie League baseball players

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:45- 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch 301 E. Western Ave. Avondale, AZ 85323

VISUALS: 10 – 5-6 year olds learning baseball basics – base running, hitting and catching with professional baseball players

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix provides after-school and summer programs for youth in some of the Valley’s most deserving neighborhoods. Our programs focus on four key areas: Academic Success, Healthy Choices, Be Great-Do Good and Fun with a Purpose, providing youth with the tools they need to enjoy childhood and become successful adults. Every year, thousands of children and teens benefit from programs through our 12 clubhouses, outreach services in the community and children’s dental clinic. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix follow us on Twitter @bgcmp or visit