Major League Baseball players to L.E.A.D. Celebrity Youth Clinic

WHAT:    Fifth Annual Celebrity Clinic

L.E.A.D., a local nonprofit organization designed to provide inner-city kids with a path to higher education through baseball, will hold the Fifth Annual Celebrity Clinic led by Pro Player Ambassadors, this Saturday at Turner Field. Players age 8-16 are welcome and the clinic is $250 per player.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon

WHO: During the celebrity clinic, L.E.A.D. co-founders C.J. and Kelli Stewart will host members of the community, 2011 L.E.A.D. Ambassador Program participants and major league baseball players, including:

  • Jason Heyward – Atlanta Braves, right field
  • Dexter Fowler – Colorado Rockies, center field
  • Rickie Weeks – Milwaukee Brewers, second base                  

L.E.A.D. Weekend is presented in part by the Atlanta Braves and Georgia’s Own Credit Union.  Atlanta’s Sports Radio Station 680 The Fan is the official media partner.  For tickets and more information, visit www.Lead2Legacy.org.

ABOUT L.E.A.D.

L.E.A.D. (Launch. Expose. Advise. Direct.) is the country’s first instructional play program for inner-city youth. Launched in 2007 by C.J. Stewart and his wife Kelli, the nonprofit organization is aimed at positively impacting the number of inner-city middle and high school aged youth playing competitive baseball and preparing them to compete for college baseball scholarships.  L.E.A.D. uses baseball to transform communities via the four pillars of the program: excellence in academics, athletics, service/civic engagement and exposure.  Since its inception in 2007, 100 percent of L.E.A.D. Ambassadors have gone to college and 89 percent have received baseball scholarship offers.  Visit www.lead2legacy.org for more information and to make a donation.