On Sunday, May 19, the Letcher Summer Youth Program hosted the Play Ball! Minnesota baseball clinic at the Woonsocket School Gym. The clinic was supposed to be at the Letcher baseball diamond, but with the weather being so difficult, it had to be moved indoors. 

Three clinic facilitators affiliated with the Minnesota Twins provided guidance and expertise for many of the county’s aspiring baseball and softball players. There were two groups of attendees. The first group was for boys and girls ages 6 to 9, and the second group was for boys and girls ages 10-13. Each group met and worked for about 90 minutes.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Baseball Clinic to take place in Letcher this month

Free to attend! Local players must register online prior to the event on May 19.

MINNEAPOLIS – ST. PAUL, Minn. – Play Ball! Minnesota will conduct a free youth baseball clinic in Letcher on Sunday, May 19. Hosted by Letcher Summer Youth, the clinic will take place at Letcher Ballpark. In the event of rain, the clinic will be relocated to Woonsocket High School Gymnasium.

Presented by Great River Energy, Play Ball! Minnesota Clinics are for boys and girls ages 6-13. Participants ages 6-9 should report at 9 a.m., and ages 10-13 should report at 10:30 a.m.

Play Ball! Minnesota instructors will provide all the necessary equipment for the clinic; however, players should bring their gloves. Participants must register in advance at www.playballmn.com.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are available to participants and communities free of charge; funding is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy.

“For nearly 60 years, Twins youth clinics have provided baseball instruction to young players in communities throughout Twins Territory,” said Stephanie Johnson, Executive Director of the Twins Community Fund. “We’re proud to continue this tradition for a new generation of ballplayers.”

Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves to promote baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Since the beginning of the program, more than 800,000 youth have participated in a Twins youth clinic. For a complete 2019 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics schedule visit www.playballmn.com.

Play Ball! Minnesota is an initiative of the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. In collaboration with Minnesota youth baseball and softball organizations, Play Ball! Minnesota was organized to promote youth baseball and softball in the Upper Midwest.

Governed by a public board of directors, the Twins Community Fund was chartered as an independent public charity in 1991 with the mission to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund and its grant programs are supported in part by Target, US Bank, Treasure Island and Delta Airlines.

Jade Ann Moore, daughter of Dillon Moore and Harley Miller, was baptized at the 11 a.m. worship service on April 14 at Artesian First Lutheran Church. There was a large crowd in attendance for this special event in Jade’s life.  Special guests were great grandparents, Howard and Myrna Moore. The family had a social time following the church service.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.