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Tampa Youth Step Up to the Plate at Free Baseball Clinic


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Today, Tampa's Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, kick-off their 13th annual youth baseball clinic.

The Tampa Baseball Clinic is a free three-day program that teaches participants baseball fundamentals paired with meaningful life lessons.

The clinic is being held at the Police Athletic League, 1924 W. Diana St., and runs through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Joining this year’s clinic as the special guest speaker is Gary Sheffield – a nine-time MLB All-Star, World Series champion, Silver Slugger Award winner, and sports agent.

Throughout the clinic, local coaches teach the children basic baseball fundamentals, such as throwing, hitting, running, catching, and fielding techniques, while sharing essential values from Derek Jeter’s autobiography, The Life You Imagine, which focuses on setting youth on a healthy, successful path.

Youth registration is now closed for this year's event. Registration for next year's clinic opens in March 2024.

About The Turn 2 Foundation:
Since its launch in December 1996, The Turn 2 Foundation has created and supported programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. Through various specialized programs and events, the Foundation works with youth in New York City, West Michigan, and Tampa, empowering them to reach their full potential. Its signature Jeter’s Leaders initiative is a four-year leadership development program that fosters academic achievement, positive behavior, and social change among high school students. During its 27-year history, Turn 2 has given back more than $34 million, funding its signature programs as well as organizations that support its mission.