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Free baseball skills clinic, family ballgame and cookout

By Staff | Jul 5, 2011

Pictured at the June 11 baseball skills clinic are, from left, Preston “Hall of Doom,” “Tye a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree” Phoenix, “North American AJ Savage” Aracri and Johnny “NyQuillin.”

The Sanibel-Captiva Little League is holding its second summer clinic this Friday, July 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Sanibel School, Diamond 1 (nearest San-Cap Road). All family members are invited to participate and play.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with a skills clinic for all ages and abilities. Beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a family ballgame and cookout.

The June 11th baseball skills clinic with former Major League Baseball players Julio Zuleta and Michael Tucker was well attended on a hot morning. This Friday’s clinic is more recreational and follows several family ballgames held earlier in the year.

In the family ballgame, children will hit baseballs or softballs, women will hit tennis balls and men will hit Whiffle balls, keeping the play comparable and competitive for all ages and abilities to participate together on a single game.

Everyone is invited to bring hot dogs, burgers and other favorite picnic food.

Sanibel-Captiva Little League board member Eric “Maw and Pa Kettle,” said, “Can’t hit, can’t catch, can’t run, can’t pitch, can’t throw, can’t call a game, and otherwise have no idea what you are doing? Well, at least you can get a free hot dog. See you there!”

The clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is not required, but coordinators would appreciate a head count in advance by calling Cindy Lastovica at 461-0101 or e-mailing her at CL@CorporationCounsel.com.