On Saturday, the Jerry Clark Foundation Inc. hosted its much anticipated 3rd annual Winter Baseball Camp at the Inspiring Kids Academy located in Decatur, Georgia.
Over 150 youths in the Atlanta metropolitan area enjoyed a full day of pure baseball instruction and enhancement. Campers received proper fundamentals and techniques from professional players and instructors in Major League Baseball and other esteemed baseball professionals and instructors.
This year’s camp took place in a new indoor baseball facility. The Inspiring Kids Academy‘s 82,000 square feet facility houses 13 indoor batting cages, seven pitching mounds, and a throwing/fielding area perfect for baseball players at all levels.
Special guests instructors included; Marquis Grissom (MLB Veteran), Mike Cameron (Boston Red Sox), Cedric Hunter (San Diego Padres), Jacob Brumfield (MLB Veteran), Eddie Rush Jr. (Detroit Tigers), Daryl Boston (MLB Veteran), Chavez Clarke (Los Angeles Angels), Coach Derwin McNealy (Clark Atlanta University), Coach Robert Mitchell (Morehouse College), Atlanta Blue Jays, and the Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College baseball teams. Celebrity fitness trainer,John Lewis of Energy Fitness of America was on-site to provide athletic training sessions. In addition, former Atlanta Falcons’ safety and Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Brian Jordan, and Atlanta Blue Jays coach/CEO Anthony Dye, served as keynote speakers to discuss the importance of being well-rounded, dedication, overcoming failures and adversity, as well as taking pride in personal appearance.
As an added bonus, Lawrence “Larry” Williams, former member of the Kansas City Monarchs (Negro National League) also spoke to the campers about the Negro Leagues and the importance of taking advantage of present opportunities that he was not afforded.
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