Free Youth Baseball Clinic in Whitefish Bay Sat. With Ex-Big Leaguers Bando, Campbell and Money

June 20, 2014

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is partnering with TRICOR Insurance, Ansay & Associates, and The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) to host a “Legends for Youth” baseball clinic on Saturday, June 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Craig Counsell Field in Whitefish Bay.

The free clinic will host approximately 250 local boys and girls ages 6-16 and feature former Major League Baseball players as instructors, including All Stars Sal Bando, Bill Campbell, Don Money and others. The clinic is being held in honor of Greg Loyda, who died in March 2010. As an executive of The Hanover and father of three who was highly respected throughout the community, Loyda spent years coaching for the Whitefish Bay Little League.

“We are very excited to bring the Legends for Youth baseball clinic to young baseball fans and the community in honor of Greg for the fifth year in a row,” said John Vose, assistant vice president, personal lines with The Hanover. “We hope that this annual event will help inspire children to give their very best effort and achieve their full potential, whether it is on the baseball diamond or in the classroom.”

Besides helping promote the game of baseball and developing fundamental baseball skills, the clinics also will focus on building kids’ confidence and self-respect, as well as their sense of responsibility for themselves and their team. They will be learning important skills and abilities that will benefit them at home and at school.

On-line registration is encouraged through MLB Alumni at www.baseballalumni.com. In-person registration will begin that morning at 8:30 a.m. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon and feature training stations such as pitching, batting and catching. Children will also receive free T-shirts and a healthy lunch, and enjoy an autograph and photo session with the players.

The clinic will be held at: Craig Counsell Field at Whitefish Bay Little League, 6300 N. Lydell Ave., Whitefish Bay. For more information about the Whitefish Bay Legends for Youth baseball clinic or other baseball clinics with the MLBPAA: http://mlbpaa.mlb.com/mlbpaa/news/events.jsp?ymd=20140201&content_id=67313986&vkey=mlbpaa2008&fext=.jsp.


ABOUT THE MLBPAA LEGENDS FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
Each year, the MLBPAA Legends for Youth program gives thousands of children across the country a chance to learn baseball fundamentals and life skills from former Major League Legends. This year alone, the program will conduct over 100 free events around the United States and will also visit international locations such as Puerto Rico and Australia.

Since its inception in 1982, the Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that was formed to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through its former players. To find out more about the MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth program, you can visit their Web sites at www.baseballalumni.com.

ABOUT THE HANOVER
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., based in Worcester, Mass., is one of the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States. For more than 160 years, The Hanover has provided a wide range of property and casualty products and services to businesses, individuals, and families. The Hanover distributes its products through a select group of agents and brokers. Through its international member company, Chaucer, The Hanover also underwrites business at Lloyd's of London in several major insurance and reinsurance classes, including marine, property and energy. For more information, please visit hanover.com.

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