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January 1st, 2019
Happy New Year!!!
With the turn of the calendar to 2019 I wanted to update our progress as the season gets closer and closer. We had nice December with a number of players attending both our workouts and open cages. We will continue with the same schedule throughout January and February. Workouts will be after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:00 PM. Open cages will be Wednesday mornings at 6:45 and Thursdays after workouts from 4-5 PM. Workouts will continue to ramp up in intensity as we get closer to the season. It will be here before we know it.
It is important for players who are not involved in a winter sport to try an attend our workouts along with open cages whenever possible. We have the ability to have a very successful season this year but it is directly related to the time and effort put in by the players.
Additionally, we will be holding pitching and catching clinics on Sunday’s but that will be done on a small group basis depending on availability of coaches and players. These will be discussed with the players individually. Focus of these clinics will be fundamentals as we have a very strict throwing schedule for our players that begins when practice officially begins.
The Clippers will have two main fundraisers coming this spring. Our biggest one is the Purse Bingo that will take place March 22nd at the Austintown Racino. A big thank you goes out to Renee Kenneally who was able to book the venue. More information will be coming in the near future but we are looking for Purse Donations and Sponsors for the event right now.
The other fundraiser we will be doing is an L&M Greenhouse Gift Card Sale. We will be selling $20 gift cards to L&M Greenhouse starting in March. The cards will be delivered at the beginning of April just before L&M officially opens. More information will be provided in February.
We will be playing a varsity game at Canal Park in Akron (Home of the Cleveland Indians AA affiliate Akron Rubberducks) on April 28th at 4 PM. We have been scheduled to play Western Reserve Academy. Admission to the game will be free but we will be selling tickets for future Rubberducks games at $5 apiece. The Rubberducks will be giving a $500 scholarship to a senior player in the program and if we are able to sell enough tickets, the program will also be giving a $500 scholarship.
If you have any questions about anything concerning the Clipper baseball program and offseason workouts please do not hesitate to email me.
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Thank you and as always Go Clippers!!