BILOXI, MS - The Biloxi Shuckers will host the first Shuckers Kids Clinic on Thursday morning at MGM Park. The Kids Clinic aims to help youth baseball players along the Mississippi Gulf Coast improve their baseball skills while receiving hands-on instruction from Shuckers players and former Mets catcher and Shuckers team ambassador Barry Lyons.
Lyons, a Biloxi native and Shuckers team ambassador, will lead the series of events as he imparts his wisdom gleaned from a 7-year Major League career. The 1986 World Series champion will enlist the help of current Shuckers players at the four camps over the course of the summer.
Thursday, June 1 will combine the ages of 5-12 since the Wednesday, May 31 date was postponed by rain. The times and format will be the same for each of the clinics. There are two other camp dates available on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13.
Registration and sign-in begin at 8:30 am, and the clinics will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participants will receive a Shuckers Kids Clinic t-shirt, autographs from Barry Lyons and Shuckers players, a Shuckers team photo, a ticket voucher for a 2017 game, Papa John's pizza and pre-game recognition on the field before that night's Shuckers game.
Kids are encouraged to bring their own baseball equipment and wear proper baseball attire, including a cap and athletic shoes or cleats. Water will be provided, and parents are invited to stay during the camp.
The cost of registration is $60 per child. Space is limited, so early sign-up is encouraged. For more information or to reserve your child's spot at a Shuckers Kids Clinic, contact Community Relations Coordinator Jenifer Truong at (228) 271-3469 or email@example.com.
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The Shuckers begin a five-game homestand with the Mobile BayBears (LAA), tomorrow through Saturday, June 3. The homestand will feature another Polk's Meat Two-For-Tuesday, All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday presented by Yuengling, Coca-Cola and Kicker 108, Breast Cancer Awareness Night and Jersey Auction for Favre4Hope and Memorial Hospital Foundation and Pink T-Shirt Giveaway courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday. The homestand concludes on Saturday with a country music themed Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza!
ABOUT THE BILOXI SHUCKERS: The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Southern League Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Shuckers play at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi. For more information please visit biloxishuckers.com and follow us on Twitter @biloxishuckers and at facebook.com/biloxishuckers.com.
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