Second time around for HHS baseball clinicThe Hudson High School baseball program will hold its second-annual free youth clinic for boys 10-14 years old, at the Grandview fields on Saturday, May 10.
The Hudson High School baseball program will hold its second-annual free youth clinic for boys 10-14 years old, at the Grandview fields on Saturday, May 10.
The clinic will run 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Instructors will be the HHS coaching staff and baseball players.
This youth clinic is part of a pledge drive to which the HHS baseball program has committed this season to help raise funds for the program. Each HHS baseball player and coach will donate at least five hours of community service as part of the pledge drive. To help fulfill their community service hours, those in the baseball program will conduct the clinic to help develop Hudson’s younger ballplayers.
“We feel that pledging five hours of service to the Hudson community is far more meaningful than traditional fundraisers, such as selling discount cards, candy, and other products. We feel that it is very important for the young men in our baseball program to experience and contribute to their community,” said head coach Ryan Huppert.
Last year, more than 130 youth attended. “We are hoping for the same turnout this year. Let’s just all hope we get some decent weather for a change,” Huppert said.
Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. No pre-registration is required. All youth should come prepared by wearing baseball attire with hat, glove, tennis shoes and baseball cleats. Players can bring their own bat if they choose, but such a bat is not required.
If parents would like to contribute to the fundraiser, they will have that opportunity at registration. Additional information can be found at http://www.hudsonhsbaseball.com/clinics.html.
Recycle for ’ball
The baseball program also has a trailer set up at Grandview Field for the community to recycle their aluminum as a fundraiser. Money raised will go toward needed equipment and upgrades to the Grandview baseball fields and facilities.
The collection is for aluminum cans only, not tin cans or garbage. Bag the cans and tie the top prior to placing them into the trailer. If possible, crush the donated cans.