Seahawks assist former major leaguers in free youth clinic
NEWPORT, R.I. - Eight former major leaguers gathered on Reynolds Field on the campus of Salve Regina University to share baseball tips with youngsters (ages 6-16) during a free youth clinic sponsored by the Major League Baseball® Players Alumni Association along with Longwood Giving, the non-profit division of Longwood Events and Belle Mer for sponsoring the lunch.
Legends for Youth is a charitable program running more than 40 events each year nationwide. Its mission is to promote the game of baseball to America's youth using positive sports images and personalities.
The players included:
Baserunning – Tom Donohue
Catching – Larry Collura
Outfield – Kurt Kepshire
Hitting – Richie Hebner
Infield – Ted Lepcio
Throwing – Kevin McGlinchy
Pitching – Dave Stenhouse
Life Skills – George Yankowski
Salve Regina head baseball coach, Steve Cirella, assisted with the throwing station. Two of his baseball alumni and current assistant coaches, Adam Gingras '08 and John Donohue '08 (son of former California Angels catcher, Tom Donohue, and brother of current Seahawk infielder, Daniel Donohue), also pitched in to assist the event.
Over 100 youngsters came ready to play and participate in the three-hour event which included lunch and an autograph session with the major leaguers. A special thanks to Life is Good for providing free hats and Polar Beverage for free drinks.