SPRINGDALE, AR - Great Day Farms, along with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals players and coaches are once again teaming up for the seventh annual Youth Baseball Clinic at Arvest Ballpark, to be held from 2 until 4 P.M. on Saturday, June 21st prior to that night's 6:05 P.M. game against the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A Colorado Rockies.
The FREE Youth Baseball Clinic is open to children ages 6-12 and will cover instruction of key baseball fundamentals, including hitting, fielding, pitching, and baserunning. All participants will be given a complimentary Jack Link's Beef Jerky Grass Berm ticket to that evening's game against the Drillers, and the first 300 children to arrive for the clinic will also receive a FREE t-shirt courtesy of Great Day Farms.
Instruction during the clinic will be given by select Naturals players and coaches. Following the instruction portion of the clinic, an autograph session will occur along the 1st base side of the concourse for approximately 20 minutes.
There is a sign-up form located on the Naturals website, nwanaturals.com, under the community menu that interested parents can print, fill out, and then fax or mail in to register their children for the clinic. The FREE Youth Baseball Clinic is also open to local youth coaches as they may also fill out the form and fax in their roster to register their entire teams. The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday, June 18th, but participants are encouraged to sign up quickly, as previous events have filled to capacity prior to the deadline. Sign-up begins at Arvest Ballpark at 1:30pm so we ask that you arrive early as participation is limited to the first 500 children. In addition to the kid's clinic, fans are invited to bring canned food items to the ballpark at their own request that will be donated to the Samaritan House; however, a food donation is not mandatory for participation.
The ballpark will be cleared following the FREE Youth Baseball Clinic and then gates will reopen at 5:00 P.M. for the Naturals game against the Tulsa Drillers scheduled to begin at 6:05 P.M. that evening. If you have any questions regarding the clinic or game, please call (479) 927-4900 or visit our website for more information.
Tickets are still available for the Naturals game on Saturday, June 21st. Fans may purchase tickets online at nwanaturals.com, via our toll-free ticket hotline at (877) 444-2637, or by visiting the Arvest Ballpark Box Office.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, AR. For more information including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit NWANaturals.com, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and Facebook.com/Naturals.